“On the shortness of life” (IM709)

It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. -Seneca Seneca on his moral essay, ” On the Shortness of Life“, explains that we all fear death, but life is long if you know how to use it. Seneca urges us to examine the problems that…

Lessons from Cato (IM 704)

Marcus Porcius Cato the Younger, better known to the world simply as Cato. He was the senator who led the opposition to Julius Caesar in the last years of the Roman Republic, then killed himself rather than live under a dictator. In his own day, he was a soldier and an aristocrat, a senator and a…

Stoicism (IM 703)

“If a man knows not which port he sails, no wind is favorable.” – Seneca It is the way of life which involves training and practice for endurance of pain and hardship without even displaying the feelings. It helps us to regulate our thoughts and emotions. Stoicism has been growing increasingly over past decade, with the…