End Of Year 2013

31 Dec

When it comes to human behavior there is much wisdom in the writings of the ancients.  Some year ago I stumbled upon several pieces of advice from Cicero.


Marcus Tullius Cicero was assassinated on Dec. 7, 43 BCE. He left behind a substantive body of writing. Some years ago a colleague shared Cicero’s list of “man’s drastic mistakes.” I often review them as a reminder. As you consider your New Year’s resolutions perhaps you will reflect with me on these attributes.

• The delusion that individual advancement is made by crushing others.

• The tendency to worry about things that cannot be changed or corrected

• Insisting that a thing is not possible because we cannot do it ourselves.

 • Refusing to set aside trivial preferences.

• Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.

• Neglecting development and refinement of the mind and not acquiring the habit of reading and study.

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