THE WAY TO LIVE_DOT II (YOURSELF) // CHAPTER 10
“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” // Marcus Aurelius
I once heard a story of a hunter who bought a bird dog, the only one of its kind in the world. This bird dog could walk on water. He couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw this miracle. At the same time, he was very pleased that he could show off his new acquisition to his friends, so he invited a friend to go duck hunting. After some time, they shot a few ducks, and the man ordered his dog to run and fetch the birds. All day long, the dog ran on water and kept fetching the birds. The owner was expecting a comment or a compliment about his amazing dog but never got one. As they were returning home, he asked his friend if he had noticed anything unusual about his dog. The friend replied, “Yes, in fact, I did notice something unusual. Your dog can’t swim.
How we perceive things is often more important than the things themselves.
What are you in control of? Really think about it. If you really spend some time on it, you’ll probably end up with three things, or some variation of them.