Do This: Turn words into works

Been reading a lot of philosophy over the break.  I am reminded that all this thinking about how to live is not for the thinking sake alone.  Unless I turn these words into works there is no value.  I would have just wasted all that brain power staring at my navel.  As the Daily Stoic Journal puts it:

“The art of living will never be found anywhere but in your own efforts to be a good person.  It is not to fill up pages with pretty thoughts but to inspire you to take action, to turn the words, as Seneca said, into works.

or as Marcus Aurelius wrote in Meditations 3.14,

“Get busy with life’s purpose, toss aside empty hopes, get active in your own rescue – if you can care for yourself at all -and do it while you can.”


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