The Purple Thread

April 10, 2011 at 3:10 pm (Writings)

There was a Greek philosopher named Epictetus, who was an advocate of Stoicism. He compared people who fit in to the white threads of a toga. He wanted to be the purple thread instead. That small part that stands out and makes all the rest seem elegant and beautiful. Why then, he asks, do you tell me to make myself white, like the many, and if I do how would I remain purple?

 

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