Sex/Cash Theory

Marcus Aurelius on the Sex/Cash Theory.

“If you had a step mother and a real mother, you would pay your respects to your stepmother, yes…but it’s your real mother you would go home to. The court…and philosophy: keep returning to it, to rest in its embrace. Its what makes the court–and you–endurable.”

I’m not sure I agree with either take, that you need to have your life’s passion and then a career that subsidizes it: the court/philosophy dichotomy. Then again, I’m way to young to have any idea what the fuck I’m talking about there. It’s worth a try though.

Written by Ryan Holiday
Ryan Holiday is the bestselling author of Trust Me, I’m Lying, The Obstacle Is The Way, Ego Is The Enemy, and other books about marketing, culture, and the human condition. His work has been translated into thirty languages and has appeared everywhere from the Columbia Journalism Review to Fast Company. His company, Brass Check, has advised companies such as Google, TASER, and Complex, as well as Grammy Award winning musicians and some of the biggest authors in the world. He lives in Austin, Texas.