We’ve all been there: stuck on an airplane next to someone who is crowding in your space, ignoring the basic rules of human etiquette or decency.  

Our reaction? 

We stew. We think that staring daggers at them will do something about the situation. We compose a letter in our head to the airline. We text a friend to complain. 

We tell ourselves this is a way of coping, but is it really?  Because we’re just getting angrier the more we think.  

Marcus’s advice is basically this: Either say something (nicely) or let it go. 



 “Waste No More Time Arguing What A Good Man Should Be. Be One.” 

These words, written by Marcus Aurelius nearly two millennia ago, cut to the core of what it means to live a good life - it isn’t what we say that defines our character, it’s what we do. 

Today, in a society obsessed with content, outrage, and drama, it’s easy to get lost in the echo chamber of the debate of what’s “better.”

We can have endless discussions about what’s right and wrong.

Only one guarantees an impact.