The Daily Stoic
The Daily Stoic
Jan 30, 2023
History Repeats And It Doesn’t | Focus On The Present Moment
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History is the same thing happening over and over again, Marcus Aurelius said. There’s nothing new under the sun.

And yet, like all things in philosophy, the opposite idea must also be held true at the same time. The Stoics would also agree with what Stanford professor Scott Sagan once said, “Things that have never happened before happen all the time.”


In today's Daily Stoic reading, Ryan discusses the power of Marcus's assertion that "concentrating on the task before you like a Roman" is the best way to get through the day.

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