7 Stoic don’ts

From Ryan Holiday

  1. Don’t be overheard complaining…not even to yourself. (Marcus Aurelius)
  2. Don’t talk more than you listen. Two ears, one mouth. (Zeno)
  3. Don’t tie your identity to things you own because those things are fragile, they can be taken from you at any moment.
  4. Don’t compare yourself to others. Comparison is the thief of joy.
  5. Don’t suffer imagined troubles. It will either happen or it won’t. Don’t suffer before you need to.
  6. Don’t judge others. Remember you mess up too so don’t judge other people.
  7. Don’t overindulge in food or drink. This is the idea of temperance, it’s about balance, it’s about the right amount.