(urth) The Politics Of Gene Wolfe
Son of Witz
sonofwitz at butcherbaker.org
Wed Mar 18 10:36:31 PDT 2009
>From: brunians at brunians.org [mailto:brunians at brunians.org]
>Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 09:54 AM
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>Subject: Re: (urth) The Politics Of Gene Wolfe
>>>From: brunians at brunians.org [mailto:brunians at brunians.org]
>>>I recommend that you undertake the practice described in Epictetus
>>>'Handbook': http://classics.mit.edu/Epictetus/epicench.html is not the
>>>best translation, but it will get you started. It has really helped me.
>> I disagreed so much with the first paragraph's foundations that I didn't
>> bother with the rest.
>Remarkable, though I suppose not unsurprising.
>Ah well, were you able to accept it you might find it useful. As it is I
>suppose you will have to go through life having bad emotions in response
>to external stimuli.
No, actually I don't have a problem with that. I'm quite aware that I can't control external things. I just dont' agree with the can control / can't control items he listed. I'd switch categories on some of them.
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