People are going to act this way – meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous and surly. You know that. Marcus warned you about this. Maybe you haven’t prepared yourself enough?
Returning to Stoicism has served you well in the past. Why then, do you feel the need to keep on looking? Expect people to behave in this manner so you won’t be taken by surprise.
You are the master of your own thoughts. It is you – not them – who decides to let this instance become a problem. Or rather remain a problem. You are always in control to get rid of unnecessary thoughts – false perceptions – by taking the time to see through them and by describing to yourself what they really are. Write them down if you need to.
Only false perceptions make you act like this. If they weren’t false, you would not be like this. You would accept the situation and get on with your life.
The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.
Just make sure it isn’t you that becomes the obstacle – by not letting the logos do it’s work. That would mean wasted energy. As your body should be shed of excess weight, so should your mind of excess perceptions. Stay lean in all that you are.
Use both your body and your mind for what they were meant to do – work.
Mental monsters of your own creation. No more.