Yours Is Not to Reason Why
j May 4, 2020
It just doesn’t make sense, does it?
They have every incentive in the world to get it right, and they can’t. They’re putting their own livelihood at risk. All the information is out there. They had the same opportunities as you did, maybe even better ones.
And yet… and yet…
It doesn’t matter what we’re talking about, or who, the reality is that life is going to be filled with baffling events and baffling people. You better get used to it.
Marcus Aurelius knew this. He reminded himself in Meditations how fruitless it was to go around asking why. It doesn’t matter why things happened the way they did. It doesn’t matter whose fault it was. “Nothing is more pathetic,” he wrote, “than people who run around in circles, ‘delving into the things that lie beneath,’ and conducting investigations into the souls of the people around them.”
All this is a distraction. It’s a distraction from what’s at hand. It’s a distraction, he said, from the real power that you have—over yourself, over what you do.
Today, we must focus. We must ignore those vexing, unanswerable questions. We must resist the temptation to speculate and delve and debate. Because we have work to do. We have real power to exercise.
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