Jan. 3, 2022

EP136 - Study Your Own Failings

EP136 - Study Your Own Failings

Good day, my friend Welcome to A Moment with Moj, thank you so much for downloading the show! You are giving me the shivers being with me today. I've been listening to a lot of Ed Sheeran lately, what a talent. 

Happy New Year, everybody first show of the new year. So glad that you're here with me. Just want to let you know that I'm going to take a break after this week. I learned in doing the first season, 100 shows is a lot of shows in a row, I'm going to take a break after the first 50 and then I'll be back to finish off the season. Monday, Epictetus in the house and today Epictetus wants us to know, "When you are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger."

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Transcript
WEBVTT 1 00:00:00.000 --> 00:00:18.080 Good Day, my friend welcome to a moment with Moge. Thank you so much for 2 00:00:18.160 --> 00:00:25.000 downloading the show you are giving me the shivers being with me to day been 3 00:00:25.040 --> 00:00:30.380 listening to a lot of Ed Sharon. Lately what a talent happy new year, everybody 4 00:00:30.500 --> 00:00:36.560 first show of the New Year so glad that you're here with me just want to let 5 00:00:36.620 --> 00:00:41.120 you know that I'm going to take a break after this week, I learned in doing the 6 00:00:41.160 --> 00:00:47.080 first season. A hundred shows a hundred shows is a lot of shows in a row, I'm 7 00:00:47.100 --> 00:00:51.580 going to take a break after fifty and then I'll be back to finish off this 8 00:00:51.600 --> 00:00:59.340 season. Monday epictetus in the House and to day epictetus wants us to know. 9 00:01:00.700 --> 00:01:06.580 When you are offended at any man's fault, turn to your soft and study your 10 00:01:06.640 --> 00:01:11.080 own failings, then you will forget your anger. 11 00:01:12.120 --> 00:01:18.740 We can often take note of the way that other people don't measure up and we 12 00:01:18.780 --> 00:01:21.320 can look at the mistakes that people make with a 13 00:01:22.980 --> 00:01:24.840 certain kind of smugness 14 00:01:26.060 --> 00:01:30.340 and watching others fall short, can make us feel better about ourselves. 15 00:01:31.680 --> 00:01:36.340 You want a little proof of that. All you have to do is look at any reality. 16 00:01:36.460 --> 00:01:42.980 TV show, but my friend you know- and I know that this is playing small and 17 00:01:43.060 --> 00:01:48.120 while we can all do this, sometimes let's notice it and let's start to 18 00:01:48.260 --> 00:01:54.960 change things, especially when we get angry that people for making mistakes. 19 00:01:56.180 --> 00:02:01.180 We can often overlook or downright ignore 20 00:02:02.640 --> 00:02:09.800 when we did the exact same thing, we've all done it we've lashed out at someone 21 00:02:09.840 --> 00:02:15.220 when we didn't have all the information we repeated things that maybe we didn't 22 00:02:15.380 --> 00:02:20.040 verify, or they weren't a hundred percent, I curate or we're rude or we 23 00:02:20.160 --> 00:02:23.600 SNOB by people because we're tired or we're frustrating. We just got some 24 00:02:23.640 --> 00:02:29.400 things going on we're, not bad. People were good people and we just made a 25 00:02:29.420 --> 00:02:30.400 mistake. That's all, 26 00:02:31.480 --> 00:02:34.540 but we can often forget that pretty quickly 27 00:02:36.220 --> 00:02:39.400 when we're the object of the mistake, 28 00:02:40.620 --> 00:02:43.780 epictetus has taught us that 29 00:02:44.800 --> 00:02:52.880 how we feel about a situation is a result of the judgment that we put on 30 00:02:52.900 --> 00:03:01.120 it and while it's hard, let's try and remember that people are generally good. 31 00:03:01.140 --> 00:03:06.160 I know there's an Ossol out there, possibly more than one, 32 00:03:07.300 --> 00:03:13.040 but in general, people are pretty good and knowing that people aren't acting 33 00:03:13.200 --> 00:03:13.980 with malice, 34 00:03:15.420 --> 00:03:17.240 can help us to take a breath 35 00:03:18.720 --> 00:03:24.740 and can give us a chance to reframe what is happening or what happened. 36 00:03:25.460 --> 00:03:31.880 Maybe this is just a miscommunication, in fact, it probably is 37 00:03:33.300 --> 00:03:38.880 think how many times you've been misunderstood, and you know it's really 38 00:03:39.200 --> 00:03:42.320 easy to misunderstand somebody: 39 00:03:43.560 --> 00:03:45.160 that's probably what it is, 40 00:03:46.200 --> 00:03:52.100 but my friend, if what some one else does or what some one else says 41 00:03:53.480 --> 00:03:57.720 bothers you so much that you can't let it go. 42 00:03:59.100 --> 00:04:03.420 Perhaps then it's time to look inside yourself, 43 00:04:04.420 --> 00:04:10.820 because what we don't like in others is usually a reflection of what we don't 44 00:04:10.880 --> 00:04:16.839 like in ourselves and maybe what that other person is saying is hitting a 45 00:04:16.880 --> 00:04:18.040 little close to home, 46 00:04:19.140 --> 00:04:24.240 because you know that maybe yeah, that's, probably something you could 47 00:04:24.320 --> 00:04:26.120 work on so this year. 48 00:04:27.460 --> 00:04:31.620 Let's work on not being so easily Abende 49 00:04:32.720 --> 00:04:38.040 my friend. Can we do that and let's just focus on us and what we can do and 50 00:04:38.140 --> 00:04:40.720 what we can control it's going to be a 51 00:04:41.900 --> 00:04:42.780 great year. 52 00:04:43.840 --> 00:04:45.700 Carpet! Momentum, my friend 53 00:04:46.940 --> 00:04:48.160 I'll talk to you to morrow. 54 00:04:59.060 --> 00:04:59.080 I