Knowledge withheld is only partial. Sharing knowledge, and experiencing it, fosters improvement!
In this letter, Seneca explores the concept of All Things in Moderation, but with a Stoic twist!
Letter 4 was the first letter I ever read. Seneca discusses death, life, and how to deal with both. I found it during a time of great anxiety and strife, yet even now I find it enlightening.
Letter 3 deals with friends, and I don't mean the number shown on Facebook. True Friendship, to Seneca, is a place of honor!
Letter 11 deals with accepting our faults, staring an unexpected quote from Epicurus.
Seneca's second letter to Lucilius, On Discursiveness in Reading, covers the importance of focus. There's also a quote by Epicurus, which is apparently a feature of many of his letters to Lucilius.
Seneca's Moral Letters to Lucilius are regarded as one of the most prominent Stoic writings available. My friend Rob and I like to discuss them during a weekly meeting, and I'd like to record my response and thoughts as well. Here's letter 1, On Time
My friend Rob and I have recently been disucssing Seneca's Moral Letters to Lucilius. As a companion to those discussions, I'm documenting my responses to each letter.
Sherman J. Clark wrote a fantastic article on the Stoicism Today blog in December which really spoke to me. It approached some of the questions and problems I've had with Stoicism in an elegant and enlightening way, which has led to my significantly greater understanding of Stoicism.
A good friend's father died. What can I learn from this?
I consider myself a very philosophical person. That doesn't mean I'm any good at philosophy, I just tend to think a lot about ethics, morality, and happiness. Recently I've been thinking more about my worldview, what I value as important, and how I achieve happiness in my daily life. I wanted to jot down what I feel is a brief examination of my basic tenants; the basic Philosophy of Bill.