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on December 17, 2017
Not an easy read (due to style and richer vocabulary), but if read slowly and with intent, has incredible depth and life-changing content. Would be a wonderful gift book but should include a recommendation that after the first chapter, content flows more gracefully. I love the first chapter where Seneca lists people that have changed his life and what he learned from them. If only our friends saw us as he did. A must read for someone wanting to learn about Stoicism, responding more intentionally, perceiving life in a more rational matter. Seneca often refers to the "gods" which may dissuade readers with a theistic or Christian perspective, but if you approach the reading (and life) to learn anything that can be learned from ANY source, the reader will find that 99.9% of the concepts do NOT clash with or contradict religious persuasions. This book has few pages but more content than most writers include in huge books.

Book starts with a fantastic introduction to the philosophies of the day and the sources of initial stocic thought.
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on October 9, 2017
A must read for any stoic
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on December 17, 2016
Really interesting- the more things change the more they stay the same!
Lots of references to things/people/Gds that can be hard to follow but the gems still shine through. Very worthwhile.
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on July 19, 2015
Age old wisdom , each and every world valid till this very present time .Many of the teachings correlate with Gita and Swami Vivekananda's teachings!
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on December 31, 2016
Solid read. Well presented based on these historical letters and does a good job overall of capturing your attention. Cheers!
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on September 23, 2017
perfect!
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on August 9, 2016
As I've been reading this, I find the letters of Seneca very appropriate to our modern times and wish I'd read them when I was 30 years younger.
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on October 28, 2016
Philosophy as is should be. A guide to right living with real examples. Agree with everything which is highly unusual for me.
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on June 25, 2017
Great book! If you're interested in good advice, read this! Good principles!
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on September 13, 2015
You'll find real wisdom & insight into human nature in these selected letters of Seneca. And fascinating passages will give you novel keyhole views of the ancient Roman world and life therein.
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