Analysis of the Meditations of Emperor or Rome Marcus Aurelius

Meditations of Emperor of Rome
Marcus Aurelius
As I mentioned in my last review, I was reading this philosophy book, Meditations of Emperor of Rome Marcus Aurelius, and this is the second oldest books that I’ve read, being the Bible number one, because Marcus wrote this meditations during a period of his life from around 120 to 180 AD, so yeah, it’s pretty old.

But despite being more than 1800 years old, this book shows that mankind is still the same. As that it doesn’t matter how many years pass we will always be same. We will have the same thoughts, the same opinions, the same troubles and the same character, since we are humans.

Just as cats remain being cats after thousands of years, so are we. So what I reaffirmed when I read this book (because I’ve realized that a long time ago) is that life and humans are the same sh!t but during a different era. One just have to substitute one old problem for new another. People before got anxious because they couldn’t get a goat, nowadays we get anxious because we cannot get the latest iPhone.

Back to the book, it's name is in point, because that’s what you get, Marco Aurelius’ Meditations, the book is a compilation of short statements Marco Aurelius wrote, during the before mentioned period of life. And every statement is an opinion about life, death, religion, politics, family, nature, the universe, law. Literally there’s an statement for everything. And the best part, is that ALL THIS STATEMENTS CAN STILL BE RELATED TO TODAY. Which I found very amusing an interesting, mostly because I’ve meditated that before, so I agreed with A LOT of those statements, like, I literally almost highlighted the whole book, because I was like: “lol, same” or “I know, right!” every time I found a quote that matches my philosophy.

Could it be that I am a reincarnation of Marcus Aurelius? 

So, every night that I lay myself to read, I felt like I was talking and changing opinions with the Emperor of Rome, because, the book are just his thoughts and opinions. And they feel so sincere and honest since the beginning, that you don’t feel the pressure one feels when readying other philosophy books (because most of philosophers just want that the whole world adhere to their philosophy). The book is literally, “This is what I think and what I feel, you don’t have to agree, but this is what I have in my mind and heart”. So I found it extremely pleasant to read.

But despite the fact of being pleasant, the book was heavy, it had too much content, it has statements that although being just a few paragraphs long had they were so dense with what he wanted to express, that it made the reading tiring. So that’s why I started reading Heidi on the other hand.

To conclude because I otherwise I could start going one by one of the 12 books/section this book contains, I wanna say, that despite I don’t know Marcus Aurelius, what he did in life, how old was he when he wrote it, or how he governed Rome, I loved the book, I enjoyed it from beginning to end, as I agreed with most of the content, so maybe I should be the next Emperor of Rome.

Quote from Meditations of Marcus Aurelius 

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