An Introduction

Marcus Aurelius
6 April 121 AD – 17 March 180 AD

Marcus Aurelius: A Roman Emperor from 161 to 180. He ruled with Lucius Verus as co-emperor from 161 until Verus’ death in 169. He was the last of the Five Good Emperors and is considered one of the most important Stoic philosophers.

The agnostic philosopher was chided about going to church regularly to hear an orthodox Scottish minister preach. I don’t believe all he says, David Hume replied, but he does, and once a week I like to hear man who believes what he says. – Anonymous

For me, writing flows naturally. It’s like being fluent in any given language, art or skill.

However, if or when, it feels like work rather than time spent in quiet introspection, then it’s no longer fun. That is, writing gives body and life to one’s thoughts. A way of dealing with what I consider to be a constant, non-stop information dissemination process. And, in so doing, it provides a way of slowing things down, long enough to sort and catergorise and index the numerous bits and bytes that we become immersed in as we go about our daily lives.


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