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A Manual for Living (A Little Book of Wisdom) Paperback – June 23, 1994
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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Latin
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The essence of perennial Stoic wisdom in aphorisms of stunning insight and simplicity. The West's first and best little instruction book offers thoroughly contemporary and pragmatic reflections on how best to live with serenity and joy.
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Having never written anything down, Epictetus' teachings seem to be hit or miss when it comes to translation. Most of the lessons in this book are about half of a very small page. Some of his lessons are absolute gems. Others seem to border on dressed up platitudes. I feel like this translation purposely tried to water down Epictetus' teachings to bring it to the common down... And I can't help but feel like there must be more to this!
I got this book for under $5. If you can too, it's a no-brainer. Great deal for some ancient reality checks!
It makes every day, a different adventure
Something to refer to any time of the day for a boost, a centering thought or just knowing that somebody really understood the human condition
I would compare it to sound principles for living