Choose not to be harmed – and you won’t feel harmed. Don’t feel harmed – and you haven’t been.
Stoicism is one great source of inspiration for me. It’s amazing how the principles of the past, so far in the past!, can still be applied today. This quote is one that touches me especially. Of course, it is much easier said than done, and when you, for example, agonize in bad heartache, you won’t stop feeling hurt because you “chose” not to be – but still it’s a principle that gets you grounded again, that reminds you of your potential strength in overcoming unpleasant things – and that’s something to never forget.