I definitely forgot the book club yesterday. I’m very sorry. This week’s discussion revolves around Book 1 of Marcus Aurelius’s Meditations. I’ll be dropping a big comment on my impressions a bit later today (maybe as late as tonight) but feel free to get the party started without me.
It's painfully obvious that this was written for private reflection, and not with an audience in mind. One little gem stands out to me among the things he learned from Diognetus. In the words of the translation I'm using: "to endure free speech"
It certainly is something to be endured, sometimes!
The first chapter is mostly Marcus Aurelius recounting all the lessons he's learned from his elders. It was strange reading it with the knowledge that Commodus will throw it all away.