React vs respond

There are many things that I’ve gotten better at choosing my response to, but at least one thing that generates an immediate reaction. If I feel my agency threatened, I give a reflexive and strong rebuttal that’s often inflammatory; hardly the response a Stoic should choose. In this context, I define agency as:

The capacity of an actor to choose their actions.

It’s ironic that when frustrated that my agency feels taken away, I don’t pause and consider how best to respond. Something to work on.

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