by Marcus Aeralius
Friendships and relationships that run astray or are intentionally disrupted are often difficult to bring back to unity or restored to it’s former condition. When issues arise between you and another, do not let them tarnish your feelings towards them and continue to treat them equally as you treat all others, no only in regards to steady judgement and action, but also in the matter of gentleness, towards those who try to hinder or trouble you. Because it shows weakness to become vexed at them as well as to be diverted from your regular course of action.
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Nothing is worse than a false friendship. The good and simple and benevolent can be seen in the eyes and there is no mistaking it. The powercomes from the soul.
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For Your Consideration
Consider that you do many things wrong. Don’t consider yourself a man, unlike others because even if you abstain from certain faults, you still have the disposition to commit them, either through cowardice or concern of reputation.
Consider that you do not know if men are doing wrong or not, for many things are done with a certain reference to circumstances. And in short, we must learn a great deal in order to pass a correct judgement on another mans acts.
Consider when you are vexed or grieved that mans life is only a moment and after a short time we are all laid out dead.
Consider that it is not a man’s action that disturbs you, for those actions have foundation in one’s own ruling principles. Rather, it is your own opinion of his action that upsets you. Remove your judgement from the matter and consider that the act may be of grievance.
Consider that a good disposition is invincible, if it is genuine. For when violent or insidious acts are bestowed upon you, if you continue to act kind and calm, they can be assured that they are doing more harm to them self.
We must no use double meaning, disapproval, disappointment or lecturing in correcting other’s errors. but rather, affection. We appreciated when our errors are pointed out as being corrected when our errors are pointed outwith the same regardWe appreciate when our errors are corrected with the same regard as a bystander.