A while back, I responded to this tweet from Camp F.I.R.E., which was a guest post by Rod Rogers, of the blog make money by cleaning offices. The tweet, and my reply, started me thinking about FIRE. The many paths that you might take to get there. The realization that one person’s fire may not be another’s.
The person is free who lives as they wish, neither compelled, nor hindered, nor limited – whose choices aren’t hampered, whose desires succeed, and who don’t fall into what repels them. Who wishes to live in deception – tripped up, mistaken, undisciplined, complaining, in a rut? No one. These are base people who don’t live …
We control our reasoned choice and all acts that depend on that moral will. What’s not under our control are the body and any of its parts, our possessions, parents, siblings, children, or country – anything with which we might associate. Epictetus, Discourses, 1.22.10 Today’s question is what jerks me around? My Mind. My mind jerks me around.