Emotion: wonderful & instinctive, but controllable — Letter 11

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My interpretation of the Moral letters by Seneca. In Letter 11, he discussed if it always possible to have complete control of emotion. To look and act as though nothing is bothering you. Mindfulness and the Pause Much of our lives is spent in reaction to others and to events around us. The problem is … Read more

Reflection: Why It Reveals The Big Picture — Letter 8

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My interpretation of the Moral letters by Seneca. In Letter 8, he discussed why you should use reflection to decide what is really important. And why you can fit any insights you’ve gained into a bigger, longer-term picture. The last time I wrote a letter to you I suggested that you should avoid crowds and be … Read more

Crowds: are they terrible for you? — Letter 7

My interpretation of the Moral letters by Seneca. In Letter 7 he discussed why you shouldn’t follow crowds. Generally speaking, a crowd is defined as a group of people that have gathered for a common purpose or intent such as at a demonstration, a sports event, or during looting, or may simply be made up of many people going about … Read more