Some lessons in life have already been learned — by humans who lived many centuries ago. These lessons have stood the test of time and the wise among us study history and learn from others’ observations in order to inform and enhance their own lives. Although the great Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, who was often referred to as “the wise”, lived thousands of years before us in 121-180, he made several observations that stand true today.
Among Marcus Aurelius life lessons:
1) We are responsible for our own experience of life
“Such as are your habitual thoughts; such also will be the character of your mind; for the soul is dyed by the color of your thoughts.”
2) Everything changes — and those who can adapt and go with the flow succeed
“Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.”