Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Do the things external which fall upon thee distract thee? Give thyself
time to learn something new and good, and cease to be whirled around.
But then thou must also avoid being carried about the other way. For
those too are triflers who have wearied themselves in life by their
activity, and yet have no object to which to direct every movement,
and, in a word, all their thoughts.
-Book 2, Meditations, Marcus Aurelius.


Marcus Aurelius. As in Emperor, yes?
What brilliance. Sigh.
If only it were easy to determine what is a trifle, and what indeed, an object worthy of attention.

I resolve to limit my twitter time.
No more trivia or breaking news.

5 comments:

Tamanna Mishra said...

:D all this social networking i tell u.. more power to u, austy! :D

Anz said...

LOL...the side-effects of Social Networking!

mago said...

Yes, the emperor. Great example of late stoic philosophy. Would Marc Aurel have been twitterig? :)

manuscrypts said...

oh, its a timeless problem then... useful, and timely :)

AmitL said...

Haha..Twitter-well,I've still not gotten used to why it's so exciting...have got some great links there from philosophers and Filmfare and filmstars like Shahzahn P, but still..haven't been there since a month.:)Now that u reminded me,I have to check it right now. But naturally.:)