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animals, the reason which we share with God. The Reason or Governing Principle is man's real self and alone matters : he must live in the world of interests grouped round it and be indifferent to all else. But, some one objects, what if I lose my money, my children, or my life? None of those losses matter, replies the Stoic. Human good consists in acting and willing rightly. The power to do this no one can take from us. Nothing else really matters. Prosperity, success, popularity, health, cleverness are excellent things when they come our way : but we can miss them all and yet enjoy m the inner world of the spirit all the good things for which we are born. Only realize this, and poverty, death, and all evils lose their power. We shall see that they do not really matter. Our great mistake, the reason of our unhappiness, is that we forget this and suppose that they can really hurt us. Hence a contrast, continually recurring m Epictetus and vital to his creed, between ` Things in our control', that is our actions, thoughts, and feelings, and ` Things not in our control', that is health, wealth, power, life, and the like. The fatal mistake, the source of all unhappiness and dissatisfaction with life, is when men prize what is not in their control. If only they would fix their hearts on what is in their power, they would find their treasure where they are meant to find it, and no one could take it from them. The doctrine is as old as Epictetus, as modern as Christian Science. There is nothing good or evil, but thinking makes it so. It is not events that disturb men's minds, but their judgements on events. Death is nothing dreadful. The only dreadful thing about it is men's belief that it is dreadful. So, when we are hindered, disturbed, or distressed, let us never lay the blame on others but on ourselves, that is, on our judgements.

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YOU are a fragment of God Himself, you have in yourself a part of Him. Why then are you ignorant of your high birth? Why do you not know whence you have come?

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