The Only Dependable Source of Happiness

"The great truth my “secret ally” practice hinted at, and which Stoics like Marcus Aurelius understood through and through, is that there’s a certain kind of happiness you can create by practicing being a certain way in the world. And the work that you do on that level—unlike everything else in life—is impervious to circumstances. Aurelius described this process of cultivating your character as carrying within you an invincible fountain of contentment."


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