Demolishing the things that terrify us: Bravery, Seneca-style

The U.S. presidential election results have affected many people at the core of their being. One one side, elation and vindication; on the other side (I am in this camp), anger and a feeling approaching despair. Stoicism, however, has helped me put things in perspective, plan for the future, recognize common ground, and feel hopeful.…

Enduring Good

Seneca’s Candor Seneca’s Letter 27 to Lucilius grabbed my attention for several reasons. One, Seneca is disarmingly honest with his friend when he admits to Lucilius that he himself hasn’t rid himself of his faults. Seneca writes, “No, I’m not so shameless as to set about treating people when I’m sick myself. I’m talking to…