Leave the past behind, let the grand design take care of the future, and instead only rightly guide the present to reverence and justice. Reverence so that you’ll love what you’ve been allotted, for nature brought you both to each other. Justice so that you’ll speak the truth freely and without evasion, and so that you’ll act only as the law and value of things require.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 12.1
But, in what things or people do we persist, and which do we resist? What tools do we use to make those determinations?
Wise Marcus supplies the answer, giving us the tools: reverence and justice.
Today, and even back then, we could have a single word to summarize all this persisting, resisting, revering, and making justice that we’re looking to do.
(See y’all tomorrow)