David Mytton

Book Review (5/5) – On the Shortness of Life (Seneca)

Published (updated: ) in Book Reviews.

Originally published on Goodreads.

Clear, simple and still relevant. Not much else to say really – this is classic philosophy and very much matches how I try and think about the world. The key principle is explained on the first page:

It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. Life is long enough, and a sufficiently generous amount has been given to us for the highest achievements if it were all well invested.