To Marcus the true measure of his wealth was that whenever he saw someone in need of help, he could provide it. Moreover, that wealth afforded him a unique luxury: he would never have to ask for such a favor in return.
Ryan Holiday, Daily Stoic Email, 11/19/2021
A Stoic thinks, acts, and then accepts. They do not dream, expect and wait. Because they are not entitled, naive children.
Ryan Holiday, Daily Stoic Email, 12/9/2021
The Witcher, The Witcher, s02e02
A very small part of an historical piece of fiction I stumbled upon: the hero goes through a prison. He crosses path with a very secondary character locked behind bars that say to him: "Hero, I envy you to go on adventures while I rot here in prison with a life sentence. I deserved it but now my life is useless, I'll spend it here in this small cell, there's no point to it." Poor man. He can't have a family, accumulate wealth or be useful to his community. The hero then tranquillises him: "Don't worry friend, because even in prison you can still practice and live a virtuous life."