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, written by Jeremy. Read the commentary.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus, Roman Emperor from 161-180:

“… the passing minute is every man’s equal possession, but what has once gone by is not ours. Our loss, therefore, is limited to that one fleeting instant, since no one can lose what is already past, nor yet what is still to come – for how can he be deprived of what he does not possess? [T]he sole thing of which any man can be deprived is the present; since this is all he owns, and nobody can lose what is not his.”

How does this change the way you see your moments? If you carried this as a filter for an entire day, what would be different? Do we have the tools we need to make choices in this way?

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