Seneca on the Power of Words

“Words need to be sown like seeds. No matter how tiny a seed may be, when it lands in the right sort of ground it unfolds its strength and from being minute expands and grows to a massive size… Yes,...Read More →

Your Temperament Is Not a Good Excuse

"The active man should be able to take things easily, while the man who is inclined towards repose should be capable of action.” Seneca the Younger, in Letters from a Stoic The Stoics, in general, were...Read More →

On Anger: Can Anger Lead to Insanity?

“The outcome of violent anger is a mental raving, and therefore anger is to be avoided not for the sake of moderation but for the sake of sanity.” Seneca the Younger, in Letters from a Stoic Anger, it...Read More →

When Is Something Common Property?

Today marks day 20 of my 30-day challenge to write a piece on a different quote from Seneca’s “Letters from a Stoic” for 30 consecutive days.  I’ve been pondering a simple question today: Who’s getting...Read More →