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2020-04-26 3:02:31 PM  
Rule #1: Don't shiat where you eat.
 
2020-04-26 3:36:18 PM  
Honestly, when I see "CBT", my first thought is NOT "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy."
 
2020-04-26 4:12:53 PM  
Marcus lists the qualities he most admires in other individuals, about 17 friends, members of his family and teachers. This is an extended example of one of the central practices of Stoicism.

I like this a lot. When my stepson was starting work, he used to complain about the things his supervisors and bosses did. I told him I thought the best way to deal with that was to look closely at why they were doing things, sort out which worked and which didn't, and keep those examples in mind. As in, "One day you'll be running a company, or part of one, and you need to have a toolbox of skills that work."
 
2020-04-26 4:25:22 PM  
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2020-04-26 4:31:12 PM  
I wish I had a plague named after me.
 
2020-04-26 4:33:00 PM  
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you look stoned to me.
 
2020-04-26 4:48:09 PM  
Rule #2: Two in the pink, one in the stink.
 
2020-04-26 4:58:23 PM  
Stoicism is a good reason
 
2020-04-26 5:19:14 PM  
Honestly? I prefer Claudius or Cincinnatus.
 
2020-04-26 5:20:05 PM  

silvervial: Honestly, when I see "CBT", my first thought is NOT "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy."


Computer Based Training?
 
2020-04-26 5:21:21 PM  
Bevets?
 
2020-04-26 5:21:48 PM  

Mentat: Bevets?


Beavits
 
2020-04-26 5:24:49 PM  
"Marcus likes to ask himself, 'What virtue has nature given me to deal with this situation?'
That naturally leads to the question: 'How do other people cope with similar challenges?"

I would say, at least based on American responses, this is dangerous...
 
2020-04-26 5:28:43 PM  

iheartscotch: Honestly? I prefer Claudius or Cincinnatus.


How about now?
 
2020-04-26 5:29:40 PM  
Carts leaving the city piled high with the dead.

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2020-04-26 5:31:18 PM  
Dog of Wisdom
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2020-04-26 5:33:36 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: silvervial: Honestly, when I see "CBT", my first thought is NOT "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy."

Computer Based Training?


It's all Greek to me.
 
2020-04-26 5:36:44 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Rule #1: Don't shiat where you eat.


Also, don't eat where you shiat.
 
2020-04-26 5:36:49 PM  
Cicero was also good

"While there's life, there's hope."

"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."
 
2020-04-26 5:39:47 PM  
I really need to read my Aurelius.  I'm going to have to eulogize my dad in the next 15 years, and he's a stoic if there ever was one.
 
2020-04-26 5:42:25 PM  
I gave a copy of Meditations to the groomsmen at our wedding as a gift. So far, the ones that claim to actually have read it - including myself - are all divorced. The others are getting around to it...reading it, I mean.
 
2020-04-26 5:43:51 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: silvervial: Honestly, when I see "CBT", my first thought is NOT "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy."

Computer Based Training?


Classic Battletech?
 
2020-04-26 5:44:09 PM  
I've been all about that, because the possibility of me never being freely out and about before I die has come into play.
I got this.
 
2020-04-26 5:46:12 PM  

Deathbymeteor: Englebert Slaptyback: silvervial: Honestly, when I see "CBT", my first thought is NOT "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy."

Computer Based Training?

Classic Battletech?


Covid Based Technology
 
2020-04-26 5:47:53 PM  
Do these words have something to do with liking the smell or your own farts?
 
2020-04-26 5:47:59 PM  
He died of plague? Suuuure. Like Epstein.

Gladiator (2/8) Movie CLIP - Commodus Murders His Father (2000) HD
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2020-04-26 5:51:10 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: iheartscotch: Honestly? I prefer Claudius or Cincinnatus.

How about now?


Marcus Aurelius was pretty good as Roman Emperors go. But, with competition like Nero, Commodus or Caligula....

/ Roman history makes Game of Thrones seem almost peaceful
 
2020-04-26 5:51:16 PM  
the article doesn't have a by line, how am I supposed to be impressed by who my fellow farker is?
 
2020-04-26 5:51:31 PM  

iheartscotch: Honestly? I prefer Claudius or Cincinnatus.


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Oh, wait ... I may have misread that.
 
2020-04-26 5:52:33 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: iheartscotch: Honestly? I prefer Claudius or Cincinnatus.

How about now?


I see what you did there now. Thanks.
 
2020-04-26 5:53:05 PM  

MorningBreath: [Fark user image 850x510]
you look stoned to me.


Dust... Wind... Dude...
 
2020-04-26 5:53:22 PM  

silvervial: Honestly, when I see "CBT", my first thought is NOT "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy."


TLAs will get us all!

\tiddy love & affection?
\\top level assembly??
\\\three letter acronyms??
 
2020-04-26 5:54:17 PM  

iheartscotch: Marcus Aurelius: iheartscotch: Honestly? I prefer Claudius or Cincinnatus.

How about now?

Marcus Aurelius was pretty good as Roman Emperors go. But, with competition like Nero, Commodus or Caligula....

/ Roman history makes Game of Thrones seem almost peaceful


What...  when the Pratorian Guard, charged with defending the Emperor and the Empire REPEATEDLY decide that the Emporer himself is the greatest threat to the Empire and eliminate him...

I'm sure they were a fine bunch of fellows.
 
2020-04-26 5:54:59 PM  

SpaceyCat: silvervial: Honestly, when I see "CBT", my first thought is NOT "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy."

TLAs will get us all!

\tiddy love & affection?
\\top level assembly??
\\\three letter acronyms??


Tight assed latex
 
2020-04-26 5:55:56 PM  
Hahahahaha
"Prominent Farker"
It's an oxymoron unless you're referring to his bulbous eyeballs.
 
2020-04-26 6:07:18 PM  

FrancoFile: I really need to read my Aurelius.  I'm going to have to eulogize my dad in the next 15 years, and he's a stoic if there ever was one.


I guess I was a stoic and didn't even know it. Maybe if my job evaporates and I have time on my hands, I'll learn more about it.
 
2020-04-26 6:14:24 PM  
Mitch Taylor's Bro - I guess I was a stoic and didn't even know it. Maybe if my job evaporates and I have time on my hands, I'll learn more about it.

So, you were a stoic and didn't knowic?

/I'll let myself out...
 
2020-04-26 6:15:11 PM  
Sure, accept death when it comes but until then rage! Rage against the dying of the light! Also the machine. And people that don't park between the lines.
 
2020-04-26 6:17:49 PM  
'Wisdom of a prominent Farker'

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Pic checks out.
 
2020-04-26 6:22:36 PM  

Declassify Issue: "Marcus likes to ask himself, 'What virtue has nature given me to deal with this situation?'
That naturally leads to the question: 'How do other people cope with similar challenges?"

I would say, at least based on American responses, this is dangerous...


Bad examples are just as instructive as good ones.  Quite often more so.
 
2020-04-26 6:27:35 PM  

iheartscotch: Marcus Aurelius: iheartscotch: Honestly? I prefer Claudius or Cincinnatus.

How about now?

I see what you did there now. Thanks.


I was going to respect you more on account of you not being swayed by anything like TF :)
 
2020-04-26 6:28:45 PM  

Godscrack: 'Wisdom of a prominent Farker'

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Pic checks out.


"Rock On.  Apply Directly to Rock."
 
2020-04-26 6:31:18 PM  

MechaPyx: Sure, accept death when it comes but until then rage! Rage against the dying of the light! Also the machine. And people that don't park between the lines.


And those people in the passing lane doing 55 with their left blinker on.
 
2020-04-26 6:34:23 PM  

MorningBreath: [Fark user image 850x510]
you look stoned to me.


How much wildlife do you have living in that hair and beard, Marcus Aurelius?

\shave that shiat off, cave dude
 
2020-04-26 6:37:03 PM  
Best rule ever given me by my first boss: "Don't get your meat where you get your bread". Man was ahead of the sexual harassment curve in 1979.
 
2020-04-26 6:41:01 PM  
Marcus lists the qualities he most admires in other individuals, about 17 friends, members of his family and teachers. This is an extended example of one of the central practices of Stoicism.

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2020-04-26 6:51:41 PM  

Mitch Taylor's Bro: FrancoFile: I really need to read my Aurelius.  I'm going to have to eulogize my dad in the next 15 years, and he's a stoic if there ever was one.

I guess I was a stoic and didn't even know it. Maybe if my job evaporates and I have time on my hands, I'll learn more about it.


Thank you dice man
 
2020-04-26 7:06:14 PM  
I live by these words of wisdom: "The streets are safe in Philadelphia, it's only the people that make them unsafe." Frank Rizzo
 
2020-04-26 7:07:32 PM  
If you have time in your hands...
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2020-04-26 7:08:09 PM  
*on* your hands...
 
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