posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 12:46 PM
a reply to: noeltrotsky
Your wise man must have read Epictetus (Knowing what you can control and what you can't) circa 55-135CE:
"Trying to control or change what we can't only results in torment"
"The things within our power are naturally at our disposal, free from any constraint or hindrance; but those things outside our power are weak,
dependent, or determined by the whims and actions of others."