Seneca to Lucilius: 61, on meeting death cheerfully

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

Despite the title of Seneca’s 60th letter to his friend Lucilius, nobody really meets death cheerfully. Not even a Stoic. But in a sense, Stoic philosophy in particular, and any philosophy of life in general, has much to do with preparing ourselves for what Frank Sinatra used to call the final curtain.