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On the Happy Life
On the Happy Life | Seneca
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De Vita Beata or 'On the Happy Life' is a dialogue written by Seneca the Younger around the year 58 AD. It was intended for his older brother Gallio, to whom Seneca also dedicated his dialogue entitled De Ira ('On Anger'). It is divided into 28 chapters that present the moral thoughts of Seneca at their most mature. Seneca explains that the pursuit of happiness is the pursuit of reason - reason meant not only using logic, but also understanding the processes of nature. This new edition of De Vita Beata from Enhanced Media includes an introduction by William Smith.
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This is not an attempt to rate such a book, but rather a Pick for me.
Ancient stoic mindfulness, preceding and inspiring contemporary self-help and motivational literature.
There is so much common sense in this writing, I now understand why Seneca is considered one of the most accessible and easy to digest philosophers.

IuliaC @Milara Si la mine la fel, un munte! Clar si Epicur sa fie pe lista 👍 11mo
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Some self-help pieces of advice from 2,000 years ago, still applicable today:

✔ “we are all bound by this oath: to bear the ills of mortal life, and to submit with a good grace to what we cannot avoid.“

✔ “No person has the power to have everything they want, but it is in their power not to want what they don't have, and to cheerfully put to good use what they do have.“