Seneca’s letters

Seneca was criticized in his own day (and in the 2,000 years since) for his hypocrisy. Maintaining his wealth and elite political status meant not always practicing what he preached. Does this means his words are empty? Well, who am I to judge Seneca? Am I better than him? Am I less of a hypocriteContinue reading “Seneca’s letters”

Reflections on Marcus Aurelius’s Meditations

Meditations is a disjointed book. It’s the personal journal of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius (A.D. 121-180), which he called “To Himself.” He didn’t intend for it to be published, so he didn’t bother to do much polishing. Aurelius’s journal rambles a bit. But his perspective comes down to the notion that, “All is as thinkingContinue reading “Reflections on Marcus Aurelius’s Meditations”