“The fortune, is Zeus who distributes it to men, to the good and the wicked, as he wants, to each one. To you he gave this fate, you must bear it”.
-Nausicaa to Odysseus in the Odyssey
“It is easy for the gods, that possess the vast sky, to do splendid or miserable a mortal man”.
-Odysseus to Telemachus in the Odyssey
“Not even you despise them, the gifts of the glorious gods, those that they offer us: we can’t choose them by ourselves”.
-Paris to Hector in the Iliad
In this consists Stoicism: in understanding what is beyond our control, accepting it as well as it’s destined to us, in any way it will affect our lives, and then act accordingly!