Updated: Sep 1
For the love of all that glitters, we anchor ourselves in virtue.
The pursuit of good things should be undertaken.
Success, higher achievement, creating the life you want -
these require a dedicated commitment,
But it should be understood; these things alone are not the source of happiness.
They can bring pleasure, ease of life and comforts but without the pursuit of virtue, of knowing oneself, of temperance, you will never truly reach the level of happiness you seek.
Virtue is, in itself, it's own reward.
The stoics speak to 4 core virtues that encapsulate living well; Wisdom, Courage, Temperance and Justice.