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It feels less like reading the works of a sharp and incisive thinker
on 3 November 2017
Aurelius' writings suffer in that while they were likely quite extraordinary for their time, many of his ideas seem hackneyed in the light of our modern understanding. It feels less like reading the works of a sharp and incisive thinker, and more like reading a rather long tumblr post about "living in the present".
Still, a wonderfully written book, and some may find stuff of great value here. The writing is very straight forward, candid, and he posits a great variety of ideas.
I'd recommend it as a good book for someone who'd like to read something philosophical, but doesn't want anything too dense or intimidating, as this book is thoroughly comprehensible.