“Do the external things that fall upon you distract you? Give yourself time to learn something new and good, and cease to be whirled around….”
From the Dover Thrift Edition: “Meditations,” Marcus Aurelius (Dover Publications, Inc., Mineola, NY), ISBN 0-486-29823-X. Unabridged, modernized Dover (1997) republication of the George Long translation. New Introduction. Publisher’s Note. 112pp.