On dealing with difficult people - Marcus Aurelius

We consider people to be difficult if we believe that they have done us wrong with respect to our expectations. When you are confronted by a difficult person, ask yourself what is my relation to this person and mankind. Say to yourself that you are made for one another. It…

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On seeking approval of others

Do not seek approval of others. Focus on attaining your own approval. Why? Because judgement of others, praise or criticism , is based on outward appearances. If we wanted to we could mask out dishonesty, cowardice and greed. Or on the other hand they might fail to see our kindness, honesty…

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