Sunday, 18 March 2018

MEDITATIONS: Book Summary By Marcus Aurelius


Hello Friends,

Suppose you have to leave, but you're aware of the rainy season, and therefore, also expect it to rain at any time, and the plan to leave can be canceled at any time. Then you are prepared for that too. So, what happens is that, the moment you prepare to leave, Suddenly it starts to rain, and his plan is canceled. In this situation, you almost do not get angry, and you will not feel bad compared to the situation,

If you plan on leaving happily, and you feel, it is sure that you will leave today but suddenly the rain starts suddenly and your perfect plan is canceled, This situation will make you feel worse and worse compared to the previous situation.

Most people think, that they get angry or that others get angry, when something bad happens to them, but that is not true. People often do not get angry when something bad happens to them, instead, they get angry when something bad happens to them and they have not expected it.

Now this Example, I have to make you understand the Stoic philosophy. Because after the Age of Aristotle, there were two types of philosophy that was very famous and almost everyone followed the Philosophy between two, The first philosophy was Stoicism whose followers were known as Stoics and the Other Philosophy was Epicureanism whose followers were known as Epicurean.

Marco Aurelio, whose book, knowledge, we will learn today, He was the follower of Stoicism, he was the Stoic Therefore, we will even learn about the philosophy of stoicism I will cover the Epicurean Philosophy in my future article.

Marcus Aurelius was very intelligent and was among the last 5 great Roman emperors. Whose teaching is still excellent and still many read their work and learn from it. While living his life, He wrote a book, or it can be said that he kept a diary, Where he used to write everything, anything he learned from his life, He has kept this book for himself, not for others, He used to write, when and where he also sits, about his Wisdom. Sometimes, in a day, when he used to sit comfortably inside his palace or on the battlefield, when he used to sit in a tent at night, He had written a lot of incredible wisdom in his book during his life, what people got, after his death. Today people know that the book as meditations.

The meditation book is being considered one of the best works of philosophy. So today I will share one of the most important Principles of your Book.


Ready for the Worst

At the beginning of the article, the example I had shared was related to this principle. Another small Example; Recently there was a confrontation between India and Pakistan, some of the Indians, who did not expect That India can lose, They must have felt very bad But some who really expected from the heart, That is a game, a game that anyone can lose or win, and India can lose if they do not play well. Those people would not have felt so bad.

Now for more reference to these examples. Stoicism teaches us that we should expect bad things to happen to us, And surely the bad situation can arise in our lives, since it is the reality of the life of every human being and if we wait for this fact, this expectation will make our lives easier. We can handle the bad or worse situation in a better way and we will not feel bad or worse and we will not even get mad in comparison with the anger that we can obtain through false expectations. I like not to wait for it to rain too.

You can apply this Principle Practically,

Example; 

Suppose you have a house that you want to give to someone in a rental however, you increase the rent by 1k each year Therefore, inform the tenant about the increase in rent. If you want to extend your house contract for one more year, then you have to pay 1k extra each year. After listening to you, you will not feel bad.

But suppose if you do not inform that tenant about the increased amount, and suddenly after 1 year, you tell him that from now on you have to pay an extra 1k each month. After hearing this sudden change, that person will feel very bad and get angry or maybe behind your back, he will say that you are a bad person. Because that person has maintained true or correct expectations of you and this life. This is wrong according to the Stoic philosophy.

Remember, that problem will arise in life, Maybe many problems will come together, there will be stress, diseases will come, it will be an injustice Your special people will deceive you, they will lie to you, they will fight with you for their own benefits. and many bad things can be done to you, it can happen to you. Whatever you see happens with others, it can also happen to you. And if you expect nothing bad to happen to you, then you are living your life in False Expectations. Because uncertainty and changes are real life. And do not run away from them Confront them Hoping that it can happen to us too. And anything can happen And one more important thing, never be afraid of all these situations and changes Because the reality is that you are much stronger and braver than you think. He can handle any situation and can live happily.

This was related to the Stoic Philosophy, Now I feel, it is my responsibility to give you all my personal advice related to this topic. In explaining this philosophy, I am not saying that you should not trust anyone. That is, negative about your future. No ... I even trust some of my loved ones, and also I think positive about my future But that does not mean that he has no knowledge of Uncertainty. Things often do not happen according to my plans, or I do not expect something bad to be happening in my life, Yes i wait. Therefore, even I will advise you, be ready, not be negative But be prepared to face any Tuff situation with Positivity Because it is a fact that life is uncertain and anything can happen at any time. But whatever happens, always be strong, positive and be prepared to handle each situation with strength and be happy.

Now to finish this article. I shared this knowledge of the Book Meditations of Marcus Aurelius. This is an amazing book, of which there are many hidden pearls of wisdom. Of which I have shared only one important principle, and I will try to cover other amazing principles in a future article.

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