Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal by Zach Weinersmith for October 31, 2016
Epictetus, what do you do when something sad happens? Nothing is sad. You can't control your circumstance, but you can control your impression of it. For instance, one time I was told my discourses were too informal. My impression was that I was having sex with Venus and Helen of Troy at the same time. Helen of Troy was into some freaky business, let me tell you. Another time, I was exiled from Rome, I had the impression that I was having sex with Venus and Helen of Troy at the same time. I think Helen has some issues she's working out, and that's fiiiiiiine by Epictetus. I'm not convinced this is a cohesive philosophy. Ooh, be gentle, ladies! I've never done that before.