The thoughts if a famous stoic laid bare. What do we discover? Universal fears and frailties humankind always faces. The crux of the standpoint encapsulated on his urging for us to be solid like a promontory and weather the storms of life. Shades of Aristotle or more so Spinoza when he alludes to a supreme deity not in the form if man but the universe in total if which we are a particle of dust.