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People Are Our Proper Occupation

“In a sense, people are our proper occupation,” said the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius in Meditations. “Our job is to do them good and put up with them.” And yet, it is stressful to keep this in mind in times like these, with so many opinions and so much negativity surrounding everything from the World Series to millennials to, of course, the recent election. It’s hard work to willfully empathize with the worldview of someone who believes in something on the… Read Essay