151. ‘Face like a man, man’s affairs.’ Jan's mother offers her son eminently rational advice; he must simply accept the incongruous events in his life and place his faith in God. Her advice is endowed with a Christian tone and does not differ considerably to the advice the philosopher Heraclitus offered mankind: "Wisdom lies not in much learning but in the awakening of the entire slumber of its private wants and opinions to awareness of the common world order" (40). Cf. Seneca, To Marcia on Consolation IV 1.