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 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 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 …