Why do we complain of Nature? She has shown herself kindly; life, if you know how to use it, is long. But one man is possessed by greed that is insatiable, another by a toilsome devotion to tasks that are useless; one man is besotted with wine, another is paralyzed by sloth; one man is exhausted by an ambition that always hangs upon the decision of others…..
Character is important.
I’m tagging this with masculinity purely because it’s more important for men.
Vices beset us and surround us on every side, and they do not permit us to rise anew and lift up our eyes for the discernment of truth, but they keep us down when once they have overwhelmed us and we are chained to lust.
Their victims are never allowed to return to their true selves; if ever they chance to find some release, like the waters of the deep sea which continue to heave even after the storm is past, they are tossed about, and no rest from their lusts abides. Think you that I am speaking of the wretches whose evils are admitted?
Bear with me, I’m editing a horrendous, long post about money.
That’s a real academic.
The greatest troll alive.
He’s right but self-help’s cult doesn’t help either.
We live in the era of cults, everyone’s in a few.
“He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.” ~ Aristotle