David Amerland

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Activity Is Not The Same As Action

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The Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius, was a renown Stoic

 

The Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius, in his Meditations mentioned just how important it is to separate action from activity. Business from busyness. Living from surviving. At the core of the distinction lies intent. Intent requires purpose. Purpose demands values. Values ask for clarity. We are built from little things thought through and made to work because they matter.

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Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

3 months ago #1

This is one of my favorite philosophers and one I never get tired of reading (even if the copy of his works that I have is in old English and hard to follow!). Thank you for the great reminder.

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