Reading Marcus Aurelius’s book, I ask myself. Is our life really more busy then the life of a Roman Emperor?
In book 2,quote 5, he wrote:
Concentrate every minute like a man on doing what’s in front of you with precise and genuine seriousness… And on freeing yourself from all other distractions.
All the articles, books, and presentations about productivity nowadays are talking about removing the distractions, just like Marcus has wrote about 1900 years ago. More time changes more it stays the same.
In quote 7, he wrote:
Do external things distract you? Then make time for yourself to learn something worthwhile; stop letting yourself be pulled in all directions.
Reading this book, I sometimes think his talking about our modern life. 1900 years ago, with the same (or almost) ideas on life, the same preoccupations.
I strongly suggest anybody to read Meditations from Marcus Aurelius.
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