Epictetus: The Right Handle

Epictetus: The Right Handle December 20, 2016

photo from David Breeden
photo from David Breeden

There are always two handles by which to grasp something— one is good to grab, the other useless. You’ve been wronged? Don’t grab the handle labeled “injustice.” You can’t carry wrongs that way. Do just the opposite. Remember the person doing the injustice— that one is human too.

(Epictetus, The Handbook, 43)

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