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I’m senec sure Seneca would be happy to know we put this stuff to use. I shall send you, accordingly, the actual books themselves, and to save you a lot of trouble hunting all over the place for passages likely to be of use to you, I shall mark the passages so that you can turn straight away to the words I approve and admire.
Often these letters come across as highly aphoristic. He sat back and enjoyed the spoils of his student who had clearly lost his way–at least Aristotle didn’t profit from Alexander’s lust for power. This is where you’ll find how great Seneca is: 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.
Of the three great Roman letter-writers, for general interest I rate Seneca third behind Pliny the Younger first and Cicero second. Carhas my own experience, when I hear long-winded pontifications, I feel like running away. To be feared is to fear: See all 3 questions about Cartas a Lucilio….
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.
It is not the man who has too little who is poor but the man who hankers after more. The only thing that marks Seneca as ancient is his comparative lack of introspection. These letters which read more like essays Seneca wrote in the last years of his life.
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I found myself in agreement with many of his ideals though to a lesser degree than I luculio with Marcus Aurelius. He is by turns intimate, friendly, self-deprecating, nagging, mundane, and profound. He therefore proposes a humanised version of Stoicism, more tolerant of the natural feelings of love and friendship that Stoics would try to repress. He did not present himself as a great philosopher to Lucilius, to whom Letters from a Stoic is addressed.
But of course he always claimed that wealth meant nothing to him—that he could readily give it up and still be as happy. At least, he did mine.
I approach the study of philosophy primarily for self-transformation. Montaigne and Emerson obviously learned a great deal from Seneca; you might even say they ripped him off. The Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva of mankind.
Epictetus, on the other hand, was born and raised a slave, legally born with absolutely no rights or property. Not gonna lie, the first half of the book really took it out of me. A fun read with profound insight. Pleasure is a poor and petty thing. To want to know more than is sufficient is a form of intemperance. These are things which should be learnt and not just learnt but learnt by heart.
What I am saying is to take away what is good and take not what is not.
The letters are mostly didactic. Not gonna lie, I don’t buy the criticism you see about Seneca not practicing what he preached.
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. An eminently reasonable man who continually urges his young charge to self-examination through the light of reason. But in his letters Seneca displayed a remarkably open mind regarding Epicurus and his disciples, and the two schools of thought were not entirely at odds.
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. Floods will rob us of one thing, fire of another. Perhaps leave is laying on the coffee table and read a page or two a day with a high lighter.
One of the most profound books I’ve read. Mainly, I would say, Seneca was given to ethical philosophy. Now, that is some difficult thought for most of us to even think of.
Cartas a Lucilio by Seneca
As they demonstrate, he was well aware of his failures, but they also prove his continued commitment to the life of philosophy — to philosophy as a practical pursuit of wisdom, of the honorable life, freedom from fear, joy in our own being, and compassion for our fellow creatures. 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 facing our challenges.
The aa 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.