Having started up the blog again, at a really busy time of year, I find myself on ‘blog day’ with barely enough time to eat lunch, let alone write a post. So, friends, I’m going to dial it in today and leave you in the capable hands of another Stoic - Seneca.
I’ve been reading Seneca’s ‘Letters from a Stoic’ recently. I’m sorry to say that his words don’t quite hit the mark for me in the same way that Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations do. But I think that’s possibly because Seneca had his eye on eternal glory, he knew (or at least hoped) that his letters were for a wider audience, that his words might survive beyond himself. Marcus Aurelius wrote only for himself and as such I feel his words ring true, are not so thought out or, dare I say it?, slightly pompous. Sorry, Seneca. But, there are some gems, and here are my favourites so far:Read more