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Lament and mourn, then, as you deserve : for what greater penalty than this can fall on him who is uninstructed and disobedient to the ordinances of God, than to be distressed, to mourn, to envy-in a word, to be unhappy and miserable ? Have you no wish to free yourself from these ills ?
'And how shall I free myself ?'
Have you not often heard that you must get rid of the will to get altogether, and must will to avoid only those things which are within your control ? That you must give up everything-body, property, reputation, books, the throng, office, private life ? For if once you swerve from this path you become a slave and a subject, you are liable to hindrance and compulsion and completely at the mercy of others. But the saying of Cleanthes is ready to our need :

Lead me, O Zeus, and lead me, Destiny.

Will you have me go to Rome ? To Rome then. To Gyara ? I will go to Gyara. To Athens ? I will go to Athens. To prison ? I will go to prison. If once you say, 'When are we to get away to Athens ?' you are lost. That wish, if unfulfilled, must make you miserable, and, if fulfilled, it must make you puffed up, elated on false grounds : again, if you are hindered, it must make you unhappy at the conflict between circumstances and your will. Give up all these things, then.
` Athens is beautiful.'
Yes, but happiness is far more beautiful-freedom from passion and disturbance, the sense that your affairs depend on no one.
Bear this in mind and rejoice in what is at hand, and be content with what the moment brings. If you see any of the principles that you have learnt and thought over being realized by you in action, rejoice over them. If you have put away bad nature and evil-speaking, or made them less ; if you have got rid of wantonness, foul speaking, recklessness, slackness ; if you are not excited by things that once excited you, or at

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