November 10

What's It Worth to You?

reference to jesus saying about leaving or hating father and mother


two things: betraying family, standing for the right against them

Read The Discourses, Book III, Chapter III, § 5-8


    • In § 5, Epictetus refers to the 'coinage which God has given.' Read § 4 for additional context on this metaphor. In what way is being 'hard-hearted' in his nature?
    • How do § 6 and § 8 provide additional insight into the proper value of 'the relationships of life'?
    • In § 7, he compares 'the good' with a few relationships. What is 'the good' that is valued so highly? (You may wish to ead more of this chapter to understand Epictetus' definitions.)