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Seneca on Suicide

Letters from a Stoic 70 Summary and Key TakeAways

          In Letter 70, titled "On the Proper Time to Slip the Cable," Seneca reflects on the nature of life, death, and the appropriate time to commit suicide. In my opinion, this is probably the most controversial letter he wrote. It should be noted that this is not a Stoic view but only that of Seneca - his take on how to take back your freedom . There was never this…

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Seneca on a dead friend

Letters from a Stoic 63 Summary and Key Takeaways

          In Seneca letter 63, "On Grief for Lost Friends," addresses the emotional response to the death of a friend and offers Stoic wisdom on managing grief. Seneca acknowledges the naturalness of sorrow but advises moderation, promoting a philosophical approach to dealing with loss. This letter serves as a guide on maintaining emotional balance and finding peace after a loved one's departure.          Seneca starts by expressing sympathy…

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Seneca on Death

Letters from a Stoic 61 Summary and Key TakeAways

          In Letter 61, "On Meeting Death Cheerfully," is a profound exposition on accepting and preparing for death as a natural part of life. Seneca uses this letter to emphasize the importance of living well in the present moment, with an awareness of death's inevitability, encouraging a stance of readiness rather than fear. "I am endeavouring to live every day as if it were a complete life." Seneca Tweet This Quote…

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3 Simple Ways I Remind Myself of Death

                In letters from a Stoic, the Roman Senator and Stoic philosopher Seneca would write to his friend Lucilius to remind him of the shortness of human lives and why we should live it on a per-day basis. To make a point, he would borrow a remark from the philosopher Heraclitus saying “One day is equal to every day.” He goes to explain that “One day is equal…

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Top 20 Quotes About Death by the Ancient Stoics

Top 20 Quotes About Death by the Ancient Stoics

      Memento Mori, a Latin phrase which means “Remember You Must Die”, is a popular practice among ancient stoics to remind themselves of their mortality. This might sound unusual after hearing it for the first time and for some sounds scary but actually it can make one be more appreciative of the present. Seneca, a popular stoic philosopher, said that one of his friends has a daily ritual by sitting aside a coffin with some wine…

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