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Marcus Aurelius Meditations are not the usual philosophical treatiseIt is rather a combination of intellectual and autobiographical entriesthat tell how to operate in every day affairs as well as in life ingeneral Meditations is more like a diary but one that includes authorsinner thought and feelings rather than external events of his everydaylife Reading his thought one can find many useful advises One of whichhe states as the simple and direct question Or is it your reputationthat bothers you38 Aurelius Then he tries to give reasons why weshould not be bothered by it But look at how soon were allforgotten The abyss of endless time that swallows it all The emptinessof all those applauding hands The people who praise us - how capriciousthey are how arbitrary And the tiny region in which it all takesplace38 Indeed people forgo so many things for a mere approval ofothers or just to fit in in the society or the group that he or shesupposedly belongs toWe consciously or not seek others approval In the best case thosepeople are important to our lives like family and close friends butvery often it is not enough We want to get accepted by everyone everyperson that comes into our lives We often make ourselves and our deedsdepend on others on their opinion rather than our own judgment For ifour deeds were to be judged we want to get praised and applauded evenby the hands that are empty Because often people that are prone tojudge have no authority or grounds to judge whatsoever But we let themeven more we let ourselves be effected by their judgmentI am originally from Georgia country where people like to judge othersThey think that they have the right to do it It is viewed as anexpressing ones own opinion on things Not to say that all those peopleare bad no It is just the way there are their mentality It is howthey are raised how they live
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