Empire of the Past

Your life is like an empire and every day we build and adjust the course. There are many types of empire, different stages of development, different ways of reacting to crisis, different types of rulers and cultures. If the days are kept tight we can steer this colossus into the direction we want it to go. For instance, my day consists of getting up early, Spanish, work, study, guitar, bed. The more reliably and effectively i do these things the more i become the man that does those things or as Aristotle put it, we are what we repeatedly do. We must decide what we want to be and then work towards. To work towards nothing will leave us shallow and useless. The question is which empire do you want to be? Rome in the time of Marcus Aurelius? Britain in the 50’s?…


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