…erform and hard to interpret, since so many factors go into what we eat and our general well-being. But a study of more than 12,000 Australians published in the American Journal of Public Health in 2016 found that individuals who increased the number of servings of fruits and vegetables that they ate reported that they were happier and more satisfied with their life than those whose diets remained the same.
Simplicity of language leads to clarity of thinking. When we use value judgments in our language, we start to behave irrationally and deceive ourselves as to the true nature of the world. Nothing is intrinsically good or bad, only our opinion makes it so.
These letters, written two decades apart, are a valuable lesson on time. Seneca challenges anybody who feels life passes too quickly to make the most of the hours we are blessed with, to not squander them, and also put them to the service of your self-betterment and the benefit of society.