Epictetus was a Stoic philosopher in ancient Greece. Born a Roman slave in 50AD, Epictetus would go on to become one of the most sought-after philosophers of his time. This memento is a perfect reminder that discipline is freedom. Discipline gives us the power to *choose*. If we can't override self-sabotaging behaviors and tendencies, we become slaves to our impulses. The Stoics were masters of moderation, enjoying life's pleasures without becoming shackled to them. Remind yourself to cultivate the freedom of self-mastery with this elegantly simple artifact.