Life can be prove testing and unpredictable. This quote from Epictetus reminds us that how we react to what happens to us in life is important.
Epictetus was a slave turned philosopher. He taught that philosophy is a way of life and not just a theoretical discipline. To Epictetus, all external events are determined by fate, and are thus beyond our control; we should accept whatever happens calmly and dispassionately. However, individuals are responsible for their own actions, which they can examine and control through rigorous self-discipline.
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