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 …

Robots, Taxation and Slavery

Most people misunderstand Stoicism. They believe that Stoics are unemotional robots. It’s this misconception that draws me, from time to time, to think about the role of robots in society today. And perhaps how they are like our version of slaves. And also, what the consequences of their unstoppable march are on society. Firstly, should 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 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 …

There’s work, and there’s life, and there’s no balance

Has Britain got its priorities right? I’m sure we all work with people who look at relaxation and the desire to have a life outside of the office as suspect. Take Jeremy Corbyn for instance; he takes a vacation to Scotland and he gets it in the neck. Why can’t he have some time off? It doesn’t Read More …