Life’s no Soft Affair

Seneca LETTER CVII

“Things will get thrown at you and things will hit you. Life’s no soft affair. It’s a long road you’ve started on: you can’t but expect to have slips and knocks and falls, and get tired.”

Things will get thrown at you – some by random events – some with deliberate malice. As Seneca said – life is no soft affair – to complain about it is like complaining about getting splashed when at a public baths/swimming pool. It comes with the territory. Acceptance of this fact is a big step in how you frame your attitude to everything.

Modern version? – Shit happens. Expect it and accept it.

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