Pointless bustling of processions, opera arias, herds of sheep and cattle, military exercises. A bone flung to pet poodles, a little food in the fish tank. The miserable servitude of ants, scampering of frightened mice, puppets jerked on strings.
Surrounded as we are by all of this, we need to practice acceptance. Without disdain. But remembering that our own worth is measured by what we devote our energy to.
Marcus Aurelius, Mediations Book 7.3
Your own worth is measured by what you devote your energy to. Make sure you’re devoting your energy to the right stuff.