"He has stripped away his body and--realizing that at some point soon he will have to abandon mankind and leave all this behind--has dedicated himself to serving justice in all he does, and nature in all that happens. What people say or think about him, or how they treat him, isn't something he worries about. Only these two questions: Is what he's doing now the right thing to be doing? Does he accept and welcome what he's been assigned? He has stripped away all other occupations, all other tasks. He wants only to travel a straight path--to God, by way of law."
-Marcus Aurelius, Meditations