Things Not To Do

One of my favorite authors, Ryan Holiday has a brilliant list of things not to do, which featured this closing argument:  As one philosopher put it, pretend that everyone else is hemmed in by predetermination but that you, and you alone, have been given free-will. Because when you give up the misguided notion that they are in control and focus solely on the fact that you in fact are in control, the whining petulance stops and the magnanimity can begin.

Now if you read the post, you will find a list of thirty things to stop doing which are more akin to everyday life, like moving on once you order your coffee instead of slowing down the line.