Ambition means tying your well-being to what other people say or do.
Self-indulgence means tying it to the things that happen to you
Sanity means tying it to your own actions.
~ Marcus Aurelius (Meditations 6.51)
How many of us hitch our self worth to other people’s wagons?
We complain if we are paid less than someone else for doing a similar job.
We expect a particular level of treatment because we have a flashy piece of paper or letters after our name.
We tie it to how many likes we get on a social media post, how many friends or connections we have, and so on.
Very few of us base our self worth on how we behave as a whole.