You Have Enough To Worry About

Ryan Holliday writing in the Daily Stoic about Emperor/Philosopher Marcus Aurelius pointed out that too often we worry about other people when we have enough to worry about with ourselves.

Be open to the idea that people are going to be fools or jerks or unreliable or anything else. Let them be. That’s their business. That’s not inside your control. Leave other people to themselves. You have enough to worry about.

Ryan Holliday

I believe Jesus had something similar in mind when he asked why we worried about the piece of dust in someone else’s eye while ignoring the log in our own.

If we follow Jesus’ advice on living with love, we will improve ourselves. By improving ourselves, we improve those around us.

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