I had the pleasure of re-tweeting (repeating) a Twitter post by Colin Lewis (twitter.com/colinlewis), a respected European writer and philanthropist.
This post consisted of a list of the “Six Mistakes of Man”, as written by Cicero, the great Roman writer and philosopher who lived about 2000 years ago.
Although these are very old rules for life, it is amazing how timely they remain. In fact, I question whether we have added anything to these after so many other great minds have considered the same Great Questions.
Cicero’s Six Mistakes of Man are as follows:
1. The delusion that personal gain is made by crushing others.
2. The tendency to worry about things that cannot be changed or corrected.
3. Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it.
4. Refusing to set aside trivial preferences.
5. Neglecting development and refinement of the mind (not reading & studying)
6. Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.
Can you improve on these? I can’t.
If only more folks would take these to heart, imagine how much misery could have been avoided in our world.
Wishing you all the best,
P.S. I WILL tell the rest of the bear story. I promise.