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"It’s not that our ancestors didn’t know what was right, it was that they had trouble fully getting there.
In the opening pages of Meditations, Marcus Aurelius describes how the early Stoics like Thrasea, Helvidius, and Cato inspired him to believe in a 'society of equal laws, governed by equality of status and of speech, and of rules who respect the liberty of their subjects above all else.'
Nothing is more important or just than that, Marcus believed. And yet he ruled a Rome that could not have been further from it in many ways."
Find out more about how we need to work to live up to the promises of our forebears in today's Daily Stoic Podcast.
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