No good thing is pleasant to possess, without friends to share it. Seneca
I’m extremely glad to announce, to be honest, that today, the first copy of Meditations by Marcus Aurelius was gifted to Angel in Coyoacan, Mexico City.
If you haven’t heard about this project you can check it out here.
I have to thank Michael, Stoic Answers first Patreon for making this gift possible.
Sharing Stoic knowledge feels so incredibly good I can’t wait to gift the next copy of Meditations.
I bought the book from the bookstore two days ago, It really caught me by surprise how good doing this would feel, from the beginning. I asked my Patreon if he wanted to write something in the copy of Marcus Aurelius for the receiver of the gift, he said yes and opted for:
“Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.”
― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
I have to admit that I don’t have beautiful handwriting, this is why I decided to leave it to the pro and asked El Chino, to do it for me. El Chino is a Tattoo artist I found nearby the Plaza where I gifted the book.
He did an amazing job with the Typo, which I think added value to the book and make it more special for Angel.
This is the quote in Spanish.
I saw Angel sitting on a bank at the park and using my Stoic intuition decided that he’d be a good fit for the book.
He told me he just finished University and that he was struggling to find a job, the main obstacle being the lack of experience.
I talked about the quote:
“The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.”
― Marcus Aurelius
He thanked me and the person that made this possible. I provided him my email and the Stoic Answers Facebook page for further questions related to stoicism.
Knowledge is power and today, another Stoic is with us.
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GIFT A BOOK
Let’s use social media for something helpful, shall we? Help the world by spreading Stoicism, pay just $9 and gift a Mexico City person a copy of Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. I’ll send you an email so you can write a personal message and the photo will be uploaded to the Stoic Answers page.