“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 short, but its impact can be great. Before you listen, recall this philosophy from Fight Club:
“The things you own end up owning you.”
Keep this in mind as you explore the practical philosophies 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 audio collection at the Tao of Seneca. If you prefer a written version of the Tao of Seneca: Practical Letters from a Stoic Master, you can find it for free here.
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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]
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