Letter 19. When Retired: Remain Sharp and Select Friends Wisely

In this series of blog posts I attempt to translate the Moral letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. Letter 19. When Retired: Remain Sharp and Select Friends Wisely You’ve spent your whole life working in a career where the opinions of others influenced your success. When you retire don’t exert any effort into attempting to Read More …

Letter 10. ​Respect the opinion of others

In this series of blog posts I attempt to translate the Moral letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. Letter 10. Respect the opinion of others I trust you to be by yourself. In other words I mean that I think you can behave reasonably without supervision. Try applying this idea to the people you know. If 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 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 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 …