I recently became fascinated with reading the works of classic Stoic writers and philosophers.  We can literally tap into experience from antiquity.  Read–why make the hard fought mistakes in life that can be avoided through some mild curiosity?  Secretary of Defense James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis said of reading, “It doesn’t give me all the answers, but it lights what is often a dark path ahead”.  He felt that reading and understanding history allowed him to overcome tough situations, using the insight he gained to avoid wasting the lives of the Marines under his command.  Leverage reading for your own betterment!

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