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Epictetus

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It was as asinine a comment as is possible to make. Not only was it ignorant, it showed an utter distain for logic, and history as well. I felt the instant urge to correct, to educate, to defend truth, and then old Epictetus intervened. Considering Epictetus lived 2,000 years ago it was an extraordinary achievement on his part. Yes, the old guy is still spry enough to prevent me, at least occasionally, from responding to stupidity.

Epictetus was a Greek philosopher, concerned with ethics. He was, as far as I know, the first to point out the obvious option when we are severely annoyed. He even...

 

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