Letter 11. ​Accept involuntary responses

In this series of blog posts I attempt to translate the Moral letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. Letter 11. Accept involuntary responses Is it possible to have complete control of your emotions, at all times? To look and act as though nothing is bothering you? I don’t believe that it is. No matter Read More …

Letter 9. ​Foster true friendships, while they last

In this series of blog posts I attempt to translate the Moral letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. Letter 9. Foster true friendships, while they last You asked about if a person needs to have friends or if you can be content dealing with unhelpful feelings alone. Well, yes you can face feelings Read More …

Letter 8. Reflect on the bigger picture

In this series of blog posts I attempt to translate the Moral letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. Letter 8. Reflect on the bigger picture The last time I wrote a letter to you I suggested that you should avoid crowds and be happy with your own thoughts. Just to clarify, philosophical reflection Read More …

Letter 7. Don’t follow the crowd

In this series of blog posts I attempt to translate the Moral letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. Letter 7. Don’t follow the crowd It’s easy to fall under the influence of the shared actions and behaviours of a crowd. If you find yourself in one then they may sweep you along; you may Read More …

Letter 6. Know yourself to improve yourself

In this series of blog posts I attempt to translate the Moral letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. Letter 6. Know yourself to improve yourself Being able to identify and work on areas of personal improvement is important. Of course, there will always be something to enhance, it’s an ongoing life-long project. Share Read More …

Letter 5. Don’t be too different

In this series of blog posts I attempt to translate the Moral letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. Letter 5. Don’t be too different I don’t recommend that you try to show how different you are from others by dressing or living in a strange way. Even if you are different there is little Read More …

Letter 4. Don’t Fear Death

In this series of blog posts I attempt to translate the Moral letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. Letter 4. Don’t Fear Death Achieve calmness by tackling your fear of death and desire for a longer life. Fear of the moment of death is pointless anyway as your existence leaves you constantly. It isn’t as though all your whole life disappears Read More …

Letter 3. What it means to be a friend

In this series of blog posts I attempt to translate the Moral letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. Letter 3. What is means to be a friend It’s important to know what a true friend is. For example, in life there are important choices, worrying events, and other activities which you should be comfortable Read More …

Letter 2. The importance of concentration and focus

In this series of blog posts I attempt to translate the Moral letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. Letter 2. The Importance of Concentration and Focus We live in a world full of information. So much so that it is easy to become diverted and side-tracked by it all. Even if you can Read More …

Letter 1. On saving time

In this series of blog posts I attempt to translate the Moral letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. Letter 1. Don’t waste time How we use the time when we are alive is the only thing that belongs to us. And using this limited amount of time well is the most important thing we Read More …