Epictetus, Discourses 1.25.4 – [Hard translation]
Whenever you devote your attention to what is not your own, you lose what is truly your own.
The more we value things outside of our control, the less control we have.
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Remember the Serenity Prayer.
Is this in the “courage to change the things I can” category?
If not, pay it no mind.
Devoting attention to to “the things I cannot change” means losing what is truly mine — “the things I can”.