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Epictetus, on the other hand, was born and raised a slave, legally born with absolutely no rights or property. He has an enormous talent for epigram; he can squeeze a lifetime into a line, compress a philosophy into a phrase. 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. Show me a man who isn’t a slave; csrtas who is a slave to sex, another sejeca money, another to ambition; all are slaves to hope or fear.

Want to Read saving…. Also, although the Stoics believed in a supreme providence that governed the universe, they were not particularly concerned with how this force was labeled: One of the most profound books I’ve read. His philosophy of moderation is still highly relevant today, and maybe even more than it was then, because we have many more frivolous distractions than were available in his day.

Pleasure is low, petty, to be deemed worthless, shared even by dumb animals—the tiniest and meanest of whom fly towards pleasure.

It’s a long road you’ve started on: There is no enjoying the possession of anything valuable unless one has someone to share it with. It is of course possible that he quoted him because he was also well respected by Lucilius, his correspondent, as well.

His letters can also make you laugh. You note a lot of philosophical commonality. It’s a great rejection of sophistry. He is by turns intimate, friendly, self-deprecating, nagging, mundane, and profound. His words about how to think and how to learn are so interesting. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Sometimes God is conceived of as an impersonal order of the universe, and at other times a personal deity; sometimes Lucilius is advised not to take the opinions of friends and family into account, other times to do so.


Not gonna lie, I don’t buy the criticism you see about Seneca not practicing what he preached.

Only in this way can true happiness be achieved. Stoicism is not about avoiding emotions and pleasures but to judge with clear conscience and free ourselves from the unwanted or unneeded.

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Hay algo muy gracioso que me pasa con Seneca. Does it do any harm lucilip a good man to be besmirched by unjust gossip? The critics have a point. I was pleasantly ashamed of myself to find Seneca’s philosophy and morals not falling short of any of the other two master Stoics. A wrongdoer sometimes has the luck to escape notice but never the assurance thereof. On not being affected by the words of despicable people: He preached his Stoic ways, but was no stranger to lending money unfairly for economic gain allegedlyhoarding a fortune comparable to the emperor’s allegedlyand possibly but very unlikely having known some members of the imperial family carnally double allegedly, but probably the most unfounded accusation.

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It is not the man who has too little who is poor but the man who hankers after more. As the opening quote shows, he conceived philosophy to be, above all, the giving of good advice. We should therefore reflect upon all contingencies, and should fortify our minds against the evils which may possibly come.

Five stars not because I find all or most of the ideas in this book brilliant, but for how much it got me thinking, for the dialogues I luculio with it having me break my no-writing-on-books rulefor its beauty and for my love for it. I cannot find much in here that I took issue with, so I can see no reason to give the work less than 5 stars. There is a long, noble tradition of living the life of a philosopher going back to ancient Greece and Rome, that has, unfortunately, been mostly lost to us in the West.

The one law mankind has that is free of all discrimination. Many of his thoughts focus on the need to live simply, and, in typical Stoical fashion, to live according to nature. Those who lack self-control lead disturbed and tumultuous lives; their crimes are lucillio by their fears, and they are never at ease. Our clothes should not be gaudy, yet they should now be dowdy either.


Cartas a Lucilio by Seneca

Although this book apparently consists of the private correspondence between Seneca and his friend Lucilius, it is obvious from the first page that these were expressly written for publication and posterity. This is where you’ll find how great Seneca is: One is tempted to consider Seneca a closet Epicurean. Ci I found the tone of Seneca’s letters cargas more personable and persuasive than Meditations, entirely because of the nature of letter-writing.

Though Seneca is 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. While there are some metaphysical thoughts here and there, his main focus is in regards to living a good life. He therefore proposes a humanised version of Stoicism, more tolerant of the natural feelings of love and friendship that Stoics would try to repress. I was saying goodbye to a very dear friend who I not only felt that I had come to know intimately over the past weeks, but to someone whose philosophies resonated with my own on various topics, and also at the most fundamental levels.

Assume authority over yourself and utter something that may be handed down to posterity. Seneca’s letters ,ucilio change this.

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The only thing that marks Seneca as ancient is his comparative lack of introspection. Meditations is a self-examination and self-exhortation, while Seneca’s letters are Advices to a Friend. You will die not because you are sick but because you are alive. Open Preview See a Sdneca Who would I recommend this book to?

What separated Letters from a Stoic with other books featuring ethical guidance was the ease in reading Seneca’s words; they were easy to understand, did not come off as preachy, and he was straightforward with the desire to teach and not to impress.