Sometimes….way before. As in the Roman Empire.
Scholar, Emperor, Military Leader (121–180 AD), Marcus Aurelius was an intellectual ahead of his time, and is often quoted by scholars today.
One of my favorite quotes is very personal. It deals with overcoming the past.
“Does what’s happened keep you from acting with justice, generosity, self-control, sanity, prudence, honesty, humility, straightforwardness, and all other qualities that allow a person’s nature to fulfill itself?
So remember this principle when something threatens to cause you pain: the thing itself was no misfortune at all; to endure it and prevail is great good fortune.”
Sending this one out today to all the survivors of brutality.
Wishing you hope…..and perseverance.