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Unformatted text preview: the one who makes yourself act is proof that you could act in a different way in all circumstances, and it is the individual who makes his own decisions, and no one else. Epictetus also talks about what we hold of value. He uses an example of a thief, and how the thief thinks that material objects hold happiness, and by stealing he is increasing his happiness and therefore doing the right thing. He explains that since the thief is blind to what is truly of value, the one who is stolen from should have pity on the thief, not anger. He should pit because, like a blind man will never understand seeing, the thief will never understand and grasp happiness, and is doomed to half a life....
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- Spring '08