A month of silence and another linkblog; sorry.
Sometimes I forget why I read Tim Ferriss, but this post reminds me: On The Shortness of Life: An Introduction to Seneca. I’m kind of tempted to repost the letter, but he dug it up, so he deserves the hit.
The sentiment is not revolutionary, but it’s well rendered — and it’s been around a while, so to say it’s not revolutionary may be a lot like complaining that Shakespeare wrote in cliché. Ferriss has posted before on Stoicism, and I was intrigued by the similarities to Buddhism and its secular offshoots, e.g. mindfulness meditation; I’m sure I’m not the first person to make that connection, but I might be interested enough to poke around in that literature after I’m done reading the Wheel of Time. (I’m on KNIFE OF DREAMS; it won’t be long — but I also have to get through my loaner copies of the Book of the Short Sun, preferably before I graduate.)