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Epictetus was a slave born in 55 AD, and lived in Rome for the better part of his life until he was banished, after which he lived in Greece. He is commonly known to walk around with a crutch, but otherwise regardless of his circumstances he focused on living a developed, happy life.

Key Takeaway

Epictetus's works more or less focus on incorrect reason is to the source of all hardship, and that any situation can be deemed a good one should you adopt the correct mindset. As noted, "It's your judgments that disturb you".

Books by Epictetus

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