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From my own experience, when I hear long-winded pontifications, I feel like running away. Seneca defines philosophy not kucilio a system of logical rules for old men to argue about and rearrange, but as a means to prescribe a way of kucilio. No value should be set on it: On the importance of continuous learning: And there is no state of slavery more disgraceful than one which is self-imposed.

In this way, one can learn that life without riches is actually tolerable, and actually prepare to lose all their riches at once and still retain their happiness.

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View all 4 comments. He can help you to stop and think about the best way to live your life.

I found a lot of this to be spot-on and hella-comforting at this time. He gets down to fundamental aspects of the human condition. Meditations is a self-examination and self-exhortation, while Seneca’s letters are Advices to a Friend.

There are times when even to live is an act of bravery. One is tempted to consider Seneca a closet Epicurean.


Seneca sets his views apart from mere knowledge-acquisition or philosophy for the sake of itself, by explicitly saying the end is about putting into practice decisions that make for a happy life. He does comment on Plato a bit, and at the end of this work, he even provides some discussion relating to physics and metaphysics. Lo senecs y me parece poder vislumbrar como se puede intentar ser mejor persona.

But, it never hurts to try. I copied out so many passages. He gives poignant analogies and examples from Roman life. If you set a high value on her, everything else must be valued a little.

Lists with This Book. Though Seneca lcilio often believed or questioned to be not much of a stoic himself, these letters help us know how he might have lived his life stoic way. Again, the way Seneca died or to be precise, the way he invited his death was something, I think, questionable or disputable.

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Perhaps leave is laying on the coffee table and read a page or two a day with a high lighter. Where you arrive does not matter so much as what sort of person you are when you arrive there. Virtue has to be learnt. I was not entirely fond of reading people’s letters because I always thought they were either too personal or intimate which rendered them quite ineffective.

In the end, of course, Nero turned on him too. The letters are mostly didactic.

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Amusingly, there were cattas interesting parts in this collection particularly how he saw getting a hot bath as “effeminate” and how not bathing every day is a sign of hard work with the smell of sweat and soil as its evidence. Produce something from your own resources. Not gonna lie, the first half of the book really took it out of me. Assume authority over yourself and utter something that may be handed down to posterity.


Only in this way can true happiness be achieved. He sounded like z friend. Very little of the first generation of Stoics survive, and we are left with mainly later Stoics like Epictetus, Rufus and Seneca; some may also include Marcus Aurelius to that list as well.

I tore this book to pieces. Living in accordance with reason, nature and virtue, he says, is the way to live in harmony. Lucius Piso was drunk from the very moment of his appointment as Warden of the City of Rome. I’m pretty sure Seneca would be happy to know we put this stuff to use.

I keep this book on my nightstand and read it just one letter at a time, and sometimes weeks go by before I read another.