"How ridiculous and how strange to be surprised at anything that happens in life!" (xii.13)

marcus099

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I've been thoroughly reading up on Marcus Aurelius since his name was given to me and I have grown a fond interest in this quote, as I have done many tattoos on myself already for almost three years I would like to know a proper translation as to honour a part of history as well as a part of me.

saying would be writen
"How ridiculous and how strange to be surprised at anything that happens in life"

or as discussion suggests previously reverse written to:
"How ridiculous and what a stranger you are if you are surprised at anything which happens in life"

any clarity on the proper origin of this and possible translations of both would be greatly appreciated
 
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