In the journey of life, we often find ourselves at crossroads, faced with choices that define who we are and who we want to become. It's easy to succumb to the soothing whispers of the little voice inside us, urging us to take a break, to rest when we're tired,
In essence, the Stoic virtue of temperance is a guide to a well-lived life—a life where desires are mastered, and the soul remains unshaken amidst the chaos. It's a blessing that helps us stand tall and walk with grace and poise through the highs and lows, neither clinging desperately
In Marguerite Yourcenar's Memoirs of Hadrian, the emperor Hadrian conveys to Marcus Aurelius that excessive eating is a prevalent flaw among Romans. He points out that many citizens indulge in “poisoning themselves with spice” and drowning their dishes in rich sauces, resulting in overwhelming their taste buds and, consequently, themselves.
“So-called pleasures, when they go beyond a certain limit, are but punishments.” — Seneca Embracing the virtue of temperance is like finding the perfect balance on a tightrope, a harmony in the midst of life's cacophony. At its core, temperance is the art of navigating the turbulent seas of desire and