I came across a phrase called Summum Bonum in my readings this week and not knowing what it meant, I searched. It is a latin word meaning “the highest good, especially as the ultimate goal according to which values and priorities are established in an ethical system.”
What is your summum bonum? While I dig deeper into this, I am happy with Marcus Aurelius quote:
“Just that you do the right thing. The rest doesn’t matter. Cold or warm. Tired or well-rested. Despised or honored. Dying…or busy with other assignments.”
Question everything that you read or hear. Challenge newer thoughts or hypothesis until one intellectually agrees to it. Reader’ principle aim should be to think about what he or she has just read and how it fits into their thought models.
Blindly accepting someone else’s thought process does little good in short or long run.
Yesterday on the train I heard a female complaining about how annoying her mom was. Hear her complaining so much was annoying in itself, go figure!
Sure most of us would have found our own mom annoying even if it was for a moment – oh well, can you believe my mom cares too much about me and worries about me!
But then where would we be without our moms? You are here because of her. She’s the creator.
This weekend – spare a moment to think about her. Call her. Even better – spend some time with her if you can. Tell her in your own style that you are grateful for what she has done for you. Listen to her talking. Do this while you and she can. If you have children, thank the mother of your children and be grateful. If you are a mom yourself, be grateful for the privilege.
If you want to take it one more step – think of at least 5 things you admire about your mother and share it with your loved ones.