"If one were to measure what is agreeable by the standard of pleasure, nothing would be pleasanter than self-control; and if one were to measure what is to be avoided by pain, nothing would be more painful than lack of self-control."

Musonius Rufus - Fragments
Of the things in my life which bring me pleasure, none serves this purpose more than overcoming my personal demons. My temper, my lusts, my worries, all of these once tampted down by self-control give me a sense of control that nothing else does. Musonius says that nothing is more painful than the lack of self-control. This bears out as everytime I have given in to one of my passions I have payed a price. If fortune allows me another day I shall see it gratefully and remember this.


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