How to think clearly, act purposefully, overcome any obstacle,
and find peace & happiness along the way.
Marcus Aurelius (121-180 CE) was one of the few true
philosopher-kings in history.
His father died when Marcus was three. At age fifteen, he was
adopted by his aunt's husband, the future Emperor Antoninus Pius,
putting him in the line of succession. At forty, he became a
reluctant emperor of the Roman Empire.
Marcus was conflicted... more...