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2Response for Marcus Aurelius and His Ethical PhilosophyThe life of Emperor Marcus Aurelius was a busy one as he was mostly busy with stateaffairs and constant war actions. He was still an educated person and wanted to lead a modestand simple personal lifestyle. In the Meditations, he outlined his ethical philosophy, which isvery suitable for an Emperor.He always valued intellectual and spiritual values over the material or physical things andwas considered a restrained and noble ruler. He was influenced by stoic philosophy of ethics,which instructs its followers to avoid indulgences. This perspective is clear from his statementthat one should not regard something doing them good if that thing could make them betray trustof people, to lose their sense of guilt and shame, or makes them show ill-will, suspicion,

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