Blog Post: Letters from a Stoic

Linda Elder
Dec 13, 2019 • 4y ago
Letters from a Stoic

{"ops":[{"insert":"In his book, "},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"Letters From A Stoic"},{"insert":", Seneca [in addressing his student] says \"Judging from what you tell me and from what I hear, I feel that you show great promise.You do not tear from place to place and unsettle yourself with one move after another. Restlessness of that sort is symptomatic of a sick mind. Nothing, to my way of thinking, is better proof of a well-ordered mind than a man's ability to stop just where he is and pass some time in his own company...[with regard to reading] You should extend your stay among writers whose genius is unquestionable, deriving constant nourishment from them if you wish to gain anything from your reading that will find a lasting place in your mind...So always read well-tried authors, and if at any moment you find yourself wanting a change from a particular author, go back to ones you have read before.\"\n\nTaken from "},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"Letters from a Stoic"},{"insert":" by Seneca (circa 65 ACE). My version is published by Penguin Classics, NY: 2004, pp. 33-34)\n\n"}]}

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Posted by: Joseph Halter

{"ops":[{"insert":"Great advice. Reading is very powerful for the development of our thinking and great authors are enlightening. \n"}]}