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Dimitris John Raptis

Shared May 31, 2017

Do you want to win that tennis match? It is outside of your control. But to play the best game you can is under your control. Do you want your partner to love you? It is outside of your control. But there are plenty of ways you can choose to show your love to your partner – and that is under your control.

Raj Kunkolienkar

Shared May 24, 2017

I call this Epictetus’ promise: if you truly understand the difference between what is and what is not under your control, and act accordingly, you will become psychologically invincible, impervious to the ups and downs of fortune.

Naqeeb

Shared June 4, 2017

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.

Emma Cragg

Shared June 29, 2018

it is the mark of a wise person to realise that things don’t always go the way we wish. If they don’t, the best counsel is to pick up the pieces, and move on.

Boulama

Shared July 27, 2017

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.

Boulama

Shared July 27, 2017

We are responsible for some things, while there are others for which we cannot be held responsible. The former include our judgment, our impulse, our desire, aversion and our mental faculties in general; the latter include the body, material possessions, our reputation, status – in a word, anything not in our power to control. … [I]f you have the right idea about what really belongs to you and what does not, you will never be subject to force or hindrance, you will never blame or criticise anyone, and everything you do will be done willingly. You won’t have a single rival, no one to hurt you, because you will be proof against harm of any kind.

Boulama

Shared July 27, 2017

Do you want to win that tennis match? It is outside of your control. But to play the best game you can is under your control. Do you want your partner to love you? It is outside of your control. But there are plenty of ways you can choose to show your love to your partner – and that is under your control.

Boulama

Shared July 27, 2017

Do you want a particular political party to win the election? It is outside of your control (unless you’re Vladimir Putin!)

Yoke Pean Thye

Shared May 23, 2017

Working on controlling my anxiety :D

P

Shared May 22, 2017

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.