Listen to Role Models for Advice – Letter 25

In this series of blog posts I attempt to translate the Moral letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. In letter 25 Seneca describes how role models can help you to live a virtuous life. It’s important to have role models. Not the sort of vacuous celebrity role models who appear is trashy magazines. Or worse still, Read More …

Suffering, Death, and Routine – Letter 24

In this series of blog posts I attempt to translate the Moral letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. In letter 24 Seneca describes Death, Routine and Suffering. Suffering – life is full of it. And pain can be just around the corner. You don’t know what each day will bring. Some of these issues Read More …

How to experience joy – Letter 23

In this series of blog posts I attempt to translate the Moral letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. In letter 23 Seneca describes how to experience joy. I guess I could write about all the trivial things people usually do, but I won’t. In this letter I want to emphasize that happiness doesn’t Read More …

All or Nothing – Letter 22

  In this series of blog posts I attempt to translate the Moral letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. I think you understand by now that it’s important to spend time reflecting on your purpose in life, your values and what matters. From this reflection should come plans. Don’t make these plans to Read More …

Letter 21. Don’t be your own barrier to success

  In this series of blog posts I attempt to translate the Moral letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. Letter 21. Don’t be your own barrier to success Don’t be your own barrier to success. And the main barrier to success is not having a purpose in life. If this is unclear then Read More …

Letter 20. Model the Way

In this series of blog posts I attempt to translate the Moral letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. Letter 20. Model the Way Let your actions speak louder than words when you are on your journey to becoming the best possible person you can be. Don’t get grumpy by, what in the grand Read More …

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 18. Practice Self-Control

In this series of blog posts I attempt to translate the Moral letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. Letter 18. Practise Self-Control As the year comes to a close, people tend to hold extended celebrations, follow social routines and get lost in activity. The question is, do you change your daily schedule and join in, or not? Read More …

Letter 17. Change the way you think to be truly rich

In this series of blog posts I attempt to translate the Moral letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. Letter 17. Change the way you think to be truly rich Don’t wait until sometime in the future to start practicing philosophy. The temptation is to wait until you are financially secure or have reached a pre-defined Read More …

Letter 16. Reflect and act

In this series of blog posts I attempt to translate the Moral letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. Letter 16. Reflect and act It’s important to have a lifelong passion for improving yourself. Reflecting each day on your actions and behaviours, while important, is not as critical as actually making positive changes. Do this Read More …