This week’s book is Letter’s From A Stoic by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
As I said in last week’s post, it is a book that I have read before.
For those who don’t know what the book is about, it is a collection of 124 letters that Seneca wrote to his friend Lucilius around 63 – 65AD.
It is one of those books that you can’t or shouldn’t only read once, then forget about.
This time around, I am getting more from it.
The first time around, I read the book the same way that I would any other one, and I feel that that held back some of the value of it.
This time around, and knowing a bit more about Stoicism, I read the book a few letters at a time.
My reason for doing this is that it gave me time to think about what was written and how I can apply it to life in this modern age.
I also took notes from it, and highlighted parts of the book that had an impact on me.
While it is a good book, I have been asking myself if I would read the book if I wasn’t interested in Stoicism.
To that, I would say I would, and I do recommend to others that they read it to.
It may not lead you to studying Stoicism, though if you take the content on board, it may just help you live a bit of a better life.