The Stoics On Work & Life
“I don’t agree with those who plunge headlong into the middle of the flood and who, accepting a turbulent life, struggle daily in great spirit with difficult circumstances. The wise person will endure that, but won’t choose it – choosing to be at peace, rather than at war”. – Seneca
Immerse yourself in your work and your life, be conscientious and enthusiastic in your approach, but ensure to do it consciously, not compulsively.
Don’t push yourself to achieve or to attain certain things if those are the things you truly do not desire. Strive for what it is that you desire, personally and give all your energy to that.
Not only will that improve the quality of your life, but also the lives of those around you.
There is now enough scientific evidence to suggest that when we are in states of joy, we truly grow and begin to flourish. It is no mystery that during states of joy, you are also likely to feel connected to those around you on a more intimate level. This is when you get to witness the true philanthropic traits that lie within you.