This week we feature a review by friend and coach James Clear of the classic Manual for Living by Epictetus

Quick Summary: Some things are in your power and some are not do not confuse the two and do not desire the things that are not in your power. It is our opinion of things that determines how we feel about a specific event, not the event itself. Think carefully about how you spend your life because people often spend their lives chasing things that are neither as desirable nor as important as they seem.

Key lessons and important passages from the book:

“You are neither possession nor speech.” If you have more money, then you’re just richer than someone not better than them. If you are more eloquent than someone, then you are just better spoken not a better person.

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