How to Make Your Life Longer

With the wisdom of Seneca.

Anton Dymtchenko
Feb 13, 2020 · 6 min read

“So it is — the life we receive is not short, but we make it so, nor do we have any lack of it, but we are wasteful of it.”

Illustration by the author.

Even the Most Powerful People in History Were Dissatisfied

“You will see that most powerful and highly placed men let drop remarks in which they long for leisure, acclaim it, and prefer it to all their blessings.”

How to Make Your Life Longer

‘By such means, they seek the reputation of being fastidious and elegant, and to such an extent do their evils follow them into the privacies of life that they can neither eat nor drink without ostentation.’

Learn from the great minds of the past

Don’t lose the day in expectation of the night

“They lose the day in expectation of the night, and the night in fear of the dawn. […] New engrossments take place of the old, hope leads to new hope, ambition to new ambition.”

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