Stoic Control: the Overlooked Factor You Must Know About

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Attitude is Everything – Letter 34

In this series of blog posts I attempt to translate the Moral Letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. In letter 34 Seneca discusses the importance of having the right attitude. I can’t tell you how happy I am, its as though I’m young again! This is because of the wonderful progress you’re making. You’ve Read More …

Resolutions: Why You’ll Never Succeed This New Year

Resolutions, we all set them when a New Year comes around. We start to believe that we can improve our lives. We are going to change for the better. We are not going to be stuck in the same old rut again this year. Regular readers of this blog will know that I’m a great Read More …

Make Constant Progress – Letter 32

In this series of blog posts I attempt to translate the Moral Letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. In letter 32 Seneca discusses why its important to constantly progress towards being virtuous. I’ve asked after you. I want to keep an eye on what activities you’re spending your time on. And, of course, Read More …

Stay Focused and Trust in Yourself – Letter 31

In this series of blog posts I attempt to translate the Moral Letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. In letter 31 Seneca discusses the need to stat focused on what’s important. And believe that you have all the ability you need to improve yourself. I commend your efforts to date to become a virtuous Read More …

How To Conquer Uncertainty For a Better Life

Living is an art and like other forms of art we need to study it. We need to practice it in an attempt to master it. Not that its possible to completely master the art of living but its still worth pursuing this as a lifelong aspiration. Its also worth learning from the mistakes and Read More …

How Well Will You Die? – Letter 30

In this series of blog posts I attempt to translate the Moral Letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. In letter 30 Seneca suggests helpful ways of thinking about how to die. When you get old you, no matter how fit and healthy you think you are, you’ll find that you start to have aches, Read More …

Give Advice, Selectively – Letter 29

In this series of blog posts I attempt to translate the Moral Letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. In letter 28 Seneca describes why giving advice is important. As long as people want to hear it. You’ve been asking how our friend Marcellinus is doing. Well, I can’t tell you. This is because Read More …

Want Contentment? Don’t Travel, Use Reason – Letter 28

In this series of blog posts I attempt to translate the Moral Letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. In letter 28 Seneca describes no matter how much you travel, you won’t be able to escape your thoughts. Lots of people travel to shake off gloomy thoughts. But you’ll find that no matter how far you Read More …

Good Character Is Invaluable – Letter 27

In this series of blog posts I attempt to translate the Moral Letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. In letter 27 Seneca describes the importance of having a good character. You may ask why I’m giving you some advice, especially when I’m not perfect myself. No, before you say it, I’m not a Read More …