Time to think…about the reasons why things happen

“The person who follows reason in all things will have both leisure and a readiness to act. They are at once both cheerful and self-composed.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations.

Most of what happens in life is not in our control. Some call it luck – good luck, bad luck – and both are accompanied by appropriate emotions: joy, happiness, love, excitement, or fear, anger, sadness, for example.

It’s important to recognise, understand and, above all, accept the reasons why things happen. Railing at the unfairness of something bad, or, perversely, feeling guilty about your own good luck amongst others’ misfortunes, only keeps your emotions flowing, undermining your ability to think clearly. So, take the time to stop, look around you and appreciate life for what it is – in bad times as well as good.

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