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Gregory Hays once said about Marcus Aurelius that “not being a tyrant was something he had to work at one day at a time” and often, Seneca lost that battle. You want to live—but do you know how to live? Okay, I’m not good at reading something like this cover to cover — it’s thought-provoking but it takes me a while to just think over each letter. Another one would be his perception of teaching and learning whereby the teacher should be certain that the goal of teaching is for the student to learn which, perhaps, we tend to forget these days.

You’re worthy of her, she’s worthy of you-fall into each other’s arms. When we come upon such a book, go with it!

Seneca is one of the reasons why. To To think for yourself. The only thing that marks Seneca as ancient is his comparative lack of introspection. Furthermore, he is more lucid and elaborate in explaining his thought processes than both. For fate the willing leads, the unwilling drags along” Also, although the Stoics believed in a supreme providence that governed the universe, they were not particularly concerned with how this force was labeled: This is by no means an all inclusive list but is Seneca on some important topics: Only in this way can true happiness be achieved.


Not gonna lie, the first half of the book really took it out of me. We may see this as obvious, but it has not always been so. On not being affected by the words of despicable people: Even though many of these problems do have practical ramifications, many do not; and regardless, the debates can often get so technical, so heated, and so abstract, that it is difficult to see modern philosophy as the path to wisdom it once professed to be.

I highlighted quite a few lines of pithy wisdom in here.

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Seneca believes that a trained man can transcend the whims of fate and find a greater happiness from within. Perhaps leave is laying on the coffee table and read a page or two a day with a high lighter. Life’s no soft affair. While he was later forced to commit suicide for alleged complicity in the Pisonian conspiracy to assassinate Nero, the last of the Julio-Claudian emperors, he may have been innocent.

Show me a man who srneca a slave; one who is a slave to sex, another to money, another to ambition; all are slaves to hope or fear.

The one law mankind has that is free of all discrimination. Hay algo muy gracioso que me pasa con Seneca. And it is true that he fartas up to his preachments on dying well—when committing suicide as described by Tacitushe was much calmer and more philosophical than those around him.

I hope you give Seneca’s Letters a chance, and I hope he affects you as much as he did me. What I am saying is weneca take away what is good and take not what is not.


Redeemer of humanity, slaughterer of comfortable existences; it can either save or destroy a man, but it can hardly leave him untouched. These are conditions of our existence which we cannot change.

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Bad weather tries the health and we have to be ill This is more of a book that needs to be studied. By way of example, below are a few Seneca gems along with my brief comments: However, reading the unabridged letters is where to go. But for all this, there is a core of good sense contained within these pages, which Seneca himself summarizes: The man whom you should admire and imitate is the one who finds it a joy to live and in spite of that is not reluctant to die. Seneca outlines how we must first test and judge people we consider as possible friends, but once we become friends with someone, then an abiding and complete trust is required.

I found myself in agreement with many of his ideals though to a lesser degree than I did with Marcus Aurelius.

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A fun read with profound insight. If you cartaas a high value on her, everything else must be valued a little. I leave only one of the many amazing quotes that Seneca left his pen pal, a mark of the human, approachable Stoicism he meant to follow: I felt sad when I finished reading Seneca’s final letter.