I have found the Most Interesting Thing On YouTube

Imagine listening to a book which has strengthened minds for centuries — Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations — not as a dry narrative, but as a performance, a motivational mixtape with impassioned delivery, with a beat. I encountered “Self Control”, taken from Aurelius’ tribute to his adopted father and mentor Antonius Pious, a few weeks back and have found it ideal for walks and workouts. It’s part of the above album, which includes Books I and II of the Meditations. I hope this project continues, because it’s astonishingly creative.

His attitude to the gods -no superstitiousness
His attitude to men — no demagoguery
No currying favor, no pandering
Always sober, always steady
Never vulgar or a prey to fads

Hard work and persistence
Self control, always cheerful
Strength, perseverance, self control

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Citizen, librarian, reader with a boundless wonder for the world and a curiosity about all the beings inside it.
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1 Response to I have found the Most Interesting Thing On YouTube

  1. The Meditations is one of my favorite books that I have read and reread. This sounds like a fascinating modern approach to Marcus Aurelius’ timeless commentary.

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