The challenge of mastering assertion too frequently lacks dignity. We should see it as one of the great psychological hurdles; to have learnt how to assert oneself steadily and graciously might be ranked a feat no less worthy of celebration than climbing a mountain or making a fortune (and a lot more useful).
3 min read · 2021-02-09 · Sophrosyne is a combination of moderation, self-control, and temperance. This ancient virtue can act as a guide to better manage our emotions.
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Hope is the only good god remaining among mankind;The others have left and gone to Olympus.Trust, a mighty god has gone, Sophrosyne has gone from men;And the Graces, my friend, have abandoned the earth. — Theognis of Megara (6th-century BCE)