The Option of Having no Opinion

Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

I like reading the words of ancient philosophers when I am perplexed or troubled. One of my favorites is Marcus Aurelius. Occasionally I will look at my paperback copy of his Meditations and look through it. This evening something from it stuck me as quite profound. So I will share it to close out this day, as it is a thought that I think all of us, including me, can learn from.

“You always own the option of having no opinion. There is never any need to get worked up or to trouble your soul about things you can’t control. These things are not asking to be judged by you. Leave them alone.”

Have a nice night,


Padre Steve+’



Filed under Loose thoughts and musings, philosophy

2 responses to “The Option of Having no Opinion

  1. Oh, how many times have I heard that??? My husband..bless him…When I get on my soapbox always asks me …Can you change that? Then why are you getting so het up about something you cannot change? Very similar wording which means the same…..

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