“But what does Socrates say? ‘Just as one person delights in improving his farm, and another his horse, so I delight in attending to my own improvement day by day.'” – Epictetus
Books, magazines, gyms, classes, machines and more are dedicated to helping us hone our bodies. We are a people addicted to the idea of fitness and physical beauty, and there is nothing wrong with that. But what if we spent half as much time building our character and capacity for virtue as we do our bodies? I venture that we’d be much better people.