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quarta-feira, junho 27, 2018

A idade 

Durante a consulta, o médico passa por todos os resultados das análises.

O comentário repete-se a cada linha: "bom valor, não há sinal de cancro; bom valor, não há sinal de cancro; bom valor, não há sinal de cancro".

Acho que isto diz qualquer coisa sobre o que se pode esperar no futuro.

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quarta-feira, junho 13, 2018

Rezar 

"Marcus clearly believed in the efficacy of prayer, not as a means of influencing or changing destiny (no Stoic model of the universe admits that possibility), but as collaboration with god in the achievement of moral progress".

Note to Marcus Aurelius, The meditations

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Active pursuit 

"... nothing important other than active pursuit where your own nature leads and passive acceptance of what universal nature brings."

Marcus Aurelius, The meditations

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Simples 

"If it is not right, don't do it: if it is not true, don't say it."

Marcus Aurelius, The meditations

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Calma 

"... there is nothing manly in being angry, but a gentle calm is both more human and therefore more virile. It is the gentle who have strength, sinew, and courage - not the indignant and complaining.
The closer to control of emotion, the closer to power.
Anger is as much a sign of weakness as is pain."

Marcus Aurelius, The meditations

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Ter propósito 

"The Whole is either a god - then all is well: or if purposeless - some sort of random arrangement of atoms or molecules - you should not be without purpose yourself".

Marcus Aurelius, The meditations

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É preciso muita sorte 

"I have no cause to hurt myself: I have never consciously hurt anyone else".

Marcus Aurelius, The meditations

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Another one for the portfolio 

"In the midst of showering, I realize I've been using the same bar of soap for about a month now.

From this I conclude that I am either a) in the midst of a Hanukkah-type miracle;
or b) simply not scrubbing hard enough.

There have been many failures in my life. Now I can add 'showering' to the portfolio".

Jonathan Goldstein, I'll seize the day tomorrow

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segunda-feira, maio 28, 2018

2 grupos 

"I believe that the world breaks down into two groups: those who want to see what they look like crying and those who do not.

For some reason, most of the people I befriend seem to fall into the former group - a group that never fully throw themselves into the moment, but always hold on to a little bit of narrative objectivity, even at their gloomiest".

Jonathan Goldstein, I'll seize the day tomorrow

Também podia ser "a group that never fully throw themselves into the moment, but always" floats around somewhere "even at their gloomiest".

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quinta-feira, maio 17, 2018

Um total desperdício de tempo 


"Harold [um monge] was unafraid of criticism and gave as good as he got.

When, a couple of years ago, I’d asked him in jest whether his life had been a complete waste of time, he grinned and replied,

“Yes probably. But no more than yours".

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