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The Self-Sufficient Person

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  • Richard
    Facebook newsfeed post by: Dr. Donald Robertson: «The man who is entirely self-sufficient as regards all the necessary ingredients for leading a happy life so
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 14, 2013
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      Facebook newsfeed post by: Dr. Donald Robertson:

      «The man who is entirely self-sufficient as regards all the necessary ingredients for leading a happy life so that these do not in any way depend on other people’s good or bad luck or dangle at the uncertain mercy of someone else’s fortune – he is the person who has found the right way to live. He has done so by making hiFfmself an exemplar of moderation, courage and wisdom. Such a man, as his possessions wax and wane and his children are born and die, will obediently submit to the ancient maxim which directs him to avoid extremes of either of joy or grief: for he will always limit his hopes to the things his own unaided efforts can achieve.
      ~ (Plato, Menexenus)»

      I know Aristotle praised Moderation. Is this a Stoic Virtue or Value, too?
      "All Paths to Wisdom Matter",
      Regards, Richard
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