“Make sure you’re not made ‘Emperor,’ avoid that imperial stain. It can happen to you, so keep yourself simple, good, pure, saintly, plain, a friend of justice, god-fearing, gracious, affectionate, and strong for your proper work. Fight to remain the person that philosophy wished to make you. Revere the gods, and look after each other. Life is short-the fruit of this life is a good character and acts for the common good.”- Marcus Aurelius
When we experience success and not if, WHEN, we must make sure that it doesn’t change us-that we continue to maintain our character despite the temptation not to. Reason must lead the way no matter what good fortune comes along.