"Don't declare yourself to be a wise man person or discuss your spiritual aspiration with people who won't appreciate them. Show your character and your commitment to personal nobility through your actions." - Epictetus
It should be stated, I am not a wise man. I have a desire to attain wisdom through philosophy. My actions do not always show this. I am often slothful, dishonest and greedy. I must find a way to reconcile these with my spirit. I need to purge these impulses.