Seneca to Lucilius: 60, luxury vs the meaning of life

[This is the second of three posts in my occasional “Seneca Week” series.]

How much is enough? It’s a question that the ancient Stoics often pondered, and that it is most certainly pertinent to our hyper-consumerist society. When I first moved to the United States in the early ’90s I naturally noticed a number of differences between European and American culture…