Statement of Gratitude

First, please read Book One of The Meditations of Roman Emperor and Stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius (link below).

Required Reading:
Meditations (Book1)

Optional Resource:
Background information about Stoicism

Additional background for reflection: a philosophical perspective on gratitude…

“Aware only of his own satisfactions and his own happiness, hoarding them as a miser hoards his coin . . . the egoist cannot be grateful. Ingratitude is not the incapacity to receive but the inability to give back–in the form of joy or love–a little of the joy that was received or experienced. This is why ingratitude is so pervasive a vice. [Ungrateful people] absorb joy as others absorb light, for egoism is a black hole.”

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