Anything that can be prevented, taken away, or coerced is not a person’s own - but those things that can’t be blocked are their own.”
Epictetus, Discourses, 3.24.3
Our clothes, books, electronics…
Our status and station, our connections and relationships, as well as our physical health…
… are all in the category of “things we don’t own.”
In fact, the only “thing” we really own is the spark of life that informs consciousness.
Truth be told, even that spark has an expiration date.
Memento Mori, Amor Fati, Summum Bonum.
(See y’all tomorrow)