Your health is not under your control — A reminder

[image: yours truly, selfie at the emergency room; this is essay #298 in the “Philosophy as a Way of Life” series]

As regular readers know very well, one of the foundational passages in ancient Stoic literature is found right at the beginning of Epictetus’ Manual:

Some things are up to us, while others are not. Up to us are opinion, motivation, desire, aversion, and, in a word, whatever is of our own doing…