6 Mistakes of Mankind

I was listening to Wayne Dyer talk about Marcus Tullius Cicero, in his ‘Wisdom of The Ages’-series where he discusses a number of great minds of our times.

Cicero was a Roman philosopher, statesman, lawyer, political theorist etc., who lived between 106 BC & 43 BC.

What surprised me was that centuries ago our ancestors had things on their minds that we still think about and brood over.

They are certainly as relevant today as they were centuries ago.

What do you think of these six mistakes of mankind that Cicero came up ages ago:

“Six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century:

1. Believing that personal gain is made by crushing others;

2. Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected;

3. Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it;

4. Refusing to set aside trivial preferences;

5. Neglecting development and refinement of the mind;

6. Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.

— Marcus Tullius Cicero 106 BC – 43 BC.

Come to think of it, what if we were to remember these 6 mistakes and try and ensure that at least WE don’t repeat them. Do you think our lives will be different? For the better?

Each one of these lines has a story to tell. I am sure you have enough happening in your life to know this is true.


God bless you.

Nuruddin Abjani


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  • Fabulous 🙂

    • Thanks Adnan…
      God bless you, always.
      Keep shining, keep inspiring.

  •  Thanks Asif.

    Stay blessed. 


  • Asif_bakhtani

    excellent sir

  • Thanks for the comments, Asma and Azad.

    Yes, alas, only if we could all learn from these mistakes made centuries ago.

    Those who have, their lives are a bed of roses… Correct?

    God bless you.


  • Azad Lalani

    Thanks for sharing this Master Piece of profound ever lasting words of wisdom and keep up the good work !!

  • Azad Lalani

    Easy to understand ! Difficult to follow ! If practiced and implemented by individuals would make the society a much better place for the generations to come. Have met people avoiding couple of mistakes leading to achieve FINANCIAL FREEDOM quite early in life. Thanks for sharing ! Azad

  • Asma

    Thought provoking! Thanks for sharing! 🙂