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  1. I think that the sage says that it is not necessary for an individual to pay special attention to the reaction of society to his actions. The main thing is to do what the person himself considers necessary and remember that “words of praise addressed to him” are often uttered for the purpose of very far from “expressing genuine gratitude for his” deeds.

  2. )) …And if you saw what the food you eat turns into, you would stop eating!!))

    To compete and win in competition, to gain recognition, respect, status, to achieve and be proud of your achievements, to inspire admiration – all this is one of the main, fundamental social needs.

    No matter what kind of manure bread grows from, and no matter what kind of shit it turns into, eating is the same fundamental need.

    Rather, it is reasonable not to demonize or absolutize any particular need.

    And Mark, like any intelligent friend, with a classical education (although what kind of education did he have?.. well, I learned Latin, so it means classical)), most likely, I could justify opposing theses with brilliance.

  3. That's right. I will give two more statements on the same topic. “Do as you should, and come what may.” And Pushkin: “Accept praise and slander indifferently and do not challenge the fool.” The value of any action does not change from the assessment of other people. Good remains good, and evil remains evil.

  4. Seeking someone's approval for your actions, actions, thoughts, and judgments is like admitting that you are a trained animal, and this greatly reduces your potential as an employee, person, and individual

  5. I am afraid to make a mistake, but it seems to me that the main leitmotif throughout the book is to deny all those vices that can lead a person astray and lead to the loss of true meanings. Aurelius appealed to his own sense of motivation, so as not to lose himself for the sake of other people's opinions.

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