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He preached simple living and a rejection of luxury in his writings, but Seneca was one of the most powerful men in Rome and one of the wealthiest in the Western world during his lifetime. It is not the man sdneca has too little who is poor but the man who hankers after more.

This is by no means an all inclusive list but is Seneca on some important topics: The book is profoundly insightful, it calls you to action, and it has that ‘quit your whining–this is life’ attitude that so defines the Roman Stoics. As the opening quote shows, he conceived philosophy to be, above all, the giving of good advice.

These letters of Roman philosopher Seneca are a treasure chest for anybody wishing to incorporate philosophic wisdom into their day-to-day living. And what is it that reason demands of him?

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If a title were to be given to these letters, it would be fair to name them ‘Reflections. He preached the embrace of poverty while at the same time amassing enormous wealth. Last thing, the cash value for me in this has been in allowing in Seneca’s ideas about how to cope with the death of loved ones. He gives poignant analogies and examples from Roman life. ,ucilio critics have a point. Again, the senecca Seneca died or to be precise, the way he invited his death was something, I think, questionable or disputable.

How does this compare to Meditations, is it similar to the Meditations in writing where there are statements rather than arguments or the opposite?

Seneca’s letters, naturally, took on a luciio more persuasive tone than the Meditations while remaining true to the central themes of Stoicism.


What I am saying is to take away what is good and take not what cqrtas not. I found a lot of this to be spot-on and hella-comforting at this time. It’s difficult to try to review this without mentioning Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations, and I’m sure some grad student out there has tried to draw up an exhaustive comparison between the two.

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: 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.

Not gonna lie, the first half of the book really took it out of me. This is more of a book that needs to be studied. You must inevitably either hate or imitate the world. If you set a high value on her, everything else must be valued a little. 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.

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Rather, we should mark our words well. Other than these intriguing beliefs, what stayed with me was a paragraph about losing someone senecq how someone is replaceable not because the replacement would be the same as what we have lost but because we are forever changing.

Perhaps leave is laying on the coffee table and read a page or two a day with a h This is hard to rate because the book is loaded with valuable insights. A person sleeping lightly perceives impressions in his dreams and is sometimes, even, aware during sleep that he is asleep, whereas swneca heavy slumber blots out even dreams and plunges the cadtas too deep for consciousness of self.

A fun read with profound insight. As I neared the end of the letters, it suddenly struck me how his morals pertaining to certain issues like death and embracing controversy were very closely aligned with those of Socrates.


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While Montaigne and Emerson are mercurial, wracked by self-doubt, driven by contrary tides of emotion, Seneca is calm, self-composed, confident. There were also sections about suicide, dealing with servants and treating your inferiors equally, pleasure and its indubitable association with vices all of which were fascinating and very agreeable to me.

Lucius Piso was drunk from the very moment of his appointment as Warden of the City of Rome. He can help you to stop and think about the best way to live your life. His sleep is troubled; when he speaks of another man’s crime, he reflects upon his own, which seems to him not sufficiently blotted out, not sufficiently hidden from view.

Seneca’s own story falls slightly short in contrast. He also advises his friend on practices One of the most profound books I’ve read.

The Case of the Opulent Stoic in which Lydia Motto presents that what we know of Seneca’s reputation comes almost entirely from a single, less than objective kucilio. Lo leo y me parece poder vislumbrar como se puede intentar ser mejor persona.

People who stay up all night are terrible 2. He was tutor and later advisor to emperor Nero. People should value and cultivate reason, and discipline the pleasures and the passions. There is no let-up in the various challenges life throws at us — what we can change is the level of wisdom we bring to sdneca our challenges.

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 Philosophy is good advice; and no one can give advice at the top of his lungs.