54. On Choosing Gratitude Over Grasping Desire
On Choosing Gratitude Over Grasping Desire XV. On Brawn and Brains 1. The old Romans had a custom which survived even into my lifetime. They would add to the opening words of a letter: “If you are well, it is well; I also am well.” Persons like ourselves would do well to say: “If you are […]
20. Thank You, Seneca!
Thank You, Seneca! VIII. On the Philosopher’s Seclusion 1. “Do you bid me,” you say, “shun the throng, and withdraw from men, and be content with my own conscience? Where are the counsels of your school, which order a man to die in the midst of active work?” As to the course which I seem to you […]
Seneca on Desire, Wealth and Gratitude
In this episode Simon breaks down the important lessons on desire, wealth and gratitude found in verse 6 of Seneca’s second epistle.