Stop Monkeying Around

Today’s Daily Stoic Meditation outlines how you need to pack it in with the whining!

You cannot live a miserable, tragic life. You cannot be pessimist.

You only have one life, and you need to take advantage of that!

“Enough of this miserable, whining life. Stop monkeying around! Why are you troubled? What’s new here? What’s so confounding? The one responsible? Take a good look. Or just the matter itself? Then look at that. There’s nothing else to look at. And as far as the gods go, by now you could try being more straightforward and kind. It’s the same, whether you’ve examined these things for a hundred years, or only three.”

— MARCUS AURELIUS, MEDITATIONS, 9.37

Enough Of The Whining

You cannot live your life whining, groaning or complaining.

You cannot live your life as a pessimist!

Why?

Why do people whine?

It’s often due to a lack of contentment or happiness within a certain situation.

People whine or complain believing that things will change and improve as a result, but it isn’t often that they do.

In fact, complaining and whining often makes the situation worse!

It just outlines the negatives even more, making them prominent and pronounced.

Shift Your Perspective

You need to recognise that whining and complaining does nothing.

Even if you are upset with a situation, it will not be made better by whining.

You need to work on a perspective shift, so that you can see the positives!

You Only Have One Life

You only have one life.

Do you really want to spend it complaining and looking for negatives?

Or do you want to spend it improving, growing and learning?

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Thoughts, interpretations and insights on the daily meditations featured in Ryan Holiday’s Bestseller, The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living.

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