How to act

Have been some time since I posted under Meditations.I am publishing below the 5th paragraph from chapter 3.

How to act :

Never under compulsion,out of selfishness,without forethought,with misgivings.

Don’t dress up your thoughts.

No surplus words or unnecessary actions.

Let the spirit in you represent a man,an adult,a citizen,a roman,a ruler.Taking up his post like a soldier and patiently awaiting his recall from life.Needing no oath or witness.

Cheerfulness.Without requiring other people’s help.Or serenity supplied by others.

To stand up straight – not straightened.