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An absolutely MUST read for those familiar with or wanting to learn about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
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.