Seneca to Lucilius: 67, on ill-health and endurance of suffering

[image: by Victoria Borodinova from Pexels; this is essay #272 in my “Philosophy as a Way of Life” series]

One could reasonably argue that a crucial aspect of Stoicism is an emphasis on endurance. Which is why so many people think that Stoicism is “only” good to deal with hardship. Setting aside that there is a lot more to Stoicism than how to cope with hardship, we would do well to remember that every human life will, sooner or later, be marked by hardship. Even if you are the most…