On the Shortness of Life: Life Is Long if You Know How to Use It (Penguin Great Ideas)

Category: Humanities
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Charles Desmond Nuttall Costa
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by shepherdjerred   2022-08-13
I think Seneca addresses this well in 'On the Shortness of Life'[0][1].

Essentially we are very wise with our money -- we don't just give it away freely, because it is of value to us. We aren't as wise with our time -- we give it to anyone that asks. If you're frugal with your time -- no longer giving your time to others except when you want to, your life suddenly becomes longer and more effectively used.

Of course there are a few missing puzzle pieces like what is worth spending time on, how do you motivate yourself to fill this time, etc.

[0]: This is what I read: https://smile.amazon.com/Shortness-Life-Penguin-Great-Ideas/...

[1]: Free online: https://www.forumromanum.org/literature/seneca_younger/brev_...

by lordleft   2020-02-05
I got the quote from this brainpickings article: https://www.amazon.com/Shortness-Life-Penguin-Great-Ideas/dp...
by pmoriarty   2018-02-13
I strongly recommend Seneca's On the Shortness of Life. It's one of the best books I've read, and at the very top on the subject of Carpe Diem.


by WalterGR   2017-08-19
Direct link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0143036327/