The paradox of confidence & caution

Is it paradoxical to say that we should combine confidence with caution? Doesn’t caution seem like the opposite of confidence? In book two of his Discourses, Epictetus says it’s a matter of knowing what to be confident about and what to be cautious about. And most of us get it backwards. He says there’s no point in stressingContinue reading “The paradox of confidence & caution”