Monday, November 5, 2012

The wisdom of Epictetus

"Nature has given us one tongue, but two ears,
      that we may hear from others twice as much as we speak."

Epictetus (55-135)
Stoic philosopher

Epictetus lived in the first and second centuries, so he never even heard of an American presidential election….some guys have all the luck….

Anyway, I'm thinking there's going to be a lot of gas and a lot of breathless, useless rhetoric in the next two days, until we figure out who's going to be in the hot seat for the next four years.

It might be that Epictetus never heard of socks, either, but I think another way to say what he said is to advise many of the folks who are still sounding off about presidential politics in an unhealthful way to "put a sock in it."

Let's stop the endless guessing and predictions about who's going to win.

We'll all know in about 36 hours.

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