Seeking to please others is a perilous trap

epictetus

SEEKING TO PLEASE OTHERS IS A PERILOUS TRAP

“In trying to please other people, we find ourselves misdirected toward what lies outside our sphere of influence. In doing so we lose our hold on our life’s purpose.

Content yourself with being a lover of wisdom, a seeker of the truth. Return and return again to what is essential and worthy.

Do not try to seem wise to others.

If you want to live a wise life, live it on your own terms and in your own eyes.”

– Epictetus, The Art of Living

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