Summary of Seneca On the Shortness of Life

Yesterday I wrote about the impending death of the neurologist and author Oliver ¬†Sacks. I was particularly struck by this line from Sachs’ public goodbye: “I feel a sudden clear focus and perspective. There is no time for anything inessential.”¬†This brought to mind the Stoic philosopher Seneca who touched on a similar theme in his … Continue reading Summary of Seneca On the Shortness of Life