“A nation is born stoic, and dies epicurean” – Will Durant
A stoic believes in enduring hardship without complaint.
Epicurus believed that pleasure was the greatest good.
Stoics are people willing to sacrifice present pleasure for something better later. They are investors.
Epicureans live for now. They are consumers. They say you only live once.
Media is bombarding you with thousands of ads. They are trying to sell you something.
Luxury comes at a cost...of killing your hopes, your dreams, your ambitions. So toughen up a little bit. Be a stoic.
Everybody wants, but not everybody toughens up to get the good life. You must toughen up.
Chief Tecumseh says: Love your life. Perfect your life. Beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people.