When Others Cheat and Lie

Marcus Aurelius–Instead of talking about other people’s selfishness and stupidity, our job is “to run straight for the finish line, unswerving.”

Several times in my business life people I’ve worked with have lied, cheated, mistreated me.

My response? Of course, I have a brief “grieving” period. But then it is time to move on. Sometimes a memory pops up–like now when I read this advice from Marcus. But I remember, my job is to run straight to the finish line, unswerving.

Marcus was a Stoic not a Christian. But the Stoics left behind a lot of wisdom. And this suggestion sounds much like the Apostle Paul who ran the good race to the finish line.

Other people? Avoid those people with less than honorable motives and go do your own life.

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