“Greatness develops only at long intervals.” – Seneca
This is another special episode of the podcast, featuring one of my favorite letters from Seneca. It’s not long, but its impact is far greater than the duration. Before you listen, I want you to think about this philosophy from Fight Club:
“The things you own end up owning you.”
Understanding this mindset will help you to explore the practical philosophies found in this episode. Please enjoy Letter 42, On Values, by Seneca the Younger.
If you only have 60 seconds, listening to this clip could increase your happiness by changing your relationship with your possessions.
If you find this letter useful, you can pick up the whole collection at the Tao of Seneca.
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Want to hear another segment of The Tao of Seneca? — Listen to How to Practice Poverty and Reduce Fear. In this episode, I dig deeper into the value of stoicism and examine unfounded fears and untested assumptions (stream below or right-click here to download):
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QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY: How did this episode influence the way you think about loss and gain? Please let me know in the comments.
Scroll below for links and show notes…
- Start of Letter 42 – On Values [5:14]
- On becoming a “good man” [5:21]
- How to identify and manage “cruel men” [7:37]
- On the true costs of purchases and/or things which appear free [8:39]
- Re-thinking personal gain and loss [10:03]
Posted on: February 28, 2016.
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