This is the complete works of Musonius Rufus (25-95CE), the man who taught Epictetus.
While he was very well-known and respected during his time, he is less widely known now. He was a social activist, a proto-feminist, a vegetarian, and a minimalist.
No topic is too small or too big for him. Here are some of the topics covered in this book:
- Women and men are equal.
- Why hardships are of little importance?
- Why everyone should study philosophy?
- Where you live or are forced to live is of no importance.
- Don’t take things personally and be personally insulted.
- Live “according to nature”
- Live a virtuous family life.
- Live a simple life.
- Children should obey their parents, but not indiscriminately.
- If you keep practicing virtue, you don’t need anything special in your old age.