THREE TIMES JULIUS CAESAR WAS LET DOWN BY HIS SO-CALLED FRIENDS
Julius Caesar is one of the most famous Roman politicians and generals of all time. He was also betrayed by his so-called friends on several occasions, until eventually they stabbed him to death! What the!?
While his death is often seen as a result of his own hubris and ambition, it's also worth noting the role that his friends played in his downfall.
The first time Julius Caesar was betrayed by his friends was when he was kidnapped and held for ransom by pirates. His friends failed to come to his rescue, and he had to pay a hefty sum to get free.
This event caused Caesar to be much more cautious in trusting those around him.
Julius Caesar's assassination plot is one of the most famous in history. But what often gets overlooked is the role of betrayal in that plot.
Caesar had many friends and allies, but it was only a select few who eventual led to his downfall. The second time Caesar was betrayed by his friends was in the Senate on the Ides of March.
“All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.” J.M. Barrie
A group of senators, led by Marcus Junius Brutus, conspired to kill Caesar. They knew that Caesar was popular with the people and they were afraid that he would become a dictator.
So they hatched a plan to assassinate him during a session of the Senate. On the day of the Ides of March, Caesar walked into the Senate and was met with a group of armed men.
What do you call a guy with a knife sticking out of him? An ambulance
He asked what was happening and one of his friends, Decimus Junius Brutus, replied "The die is cast". Caesar knew that he was going to be killed and he resigned himself to his fate.
In the final straw, Cassius and Brutus, two of Caesar's closest confidants, turned on him and stabbed him to death. Caesar had thought he could trust them, but they were just waiting for the opportunity to kill him.
This story is a cautionary tale about the danger of putting too much trust in others.
It's always important to be aware of who you're associating with and what their motives might be. If something doesn't feel right, it's probably best to steer clear.
What we can learn from Julius Caesar's experience
Julius Caesar's story is a cautionary tale that reminds us of the importance of trust. It's so easy to be fooled by people who we think are our friends, but sometimes they can turn out to be our biggest enemies.
Even though Caesar was a powerful man, he was ultimately let down by the people he thought he could trust. We can learn from his experience and be more careful about who we trust in the future.
If you're looking for reliable friends who will have your back, it's important to find people who share your values and aspirations. When you find your tribe, stick with them and support each other in pursuing your dreams.
“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” Maya Angelou