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Why Seneca Tells Us That We Should Take Responsibility for Our Happiness

Are you taking complete responsibility for your happiness?

This question carries with it a seemingly naive quality, presenting us with the idea that, above all, external conditions are irrelevant to the question of whether or not we are happy. To be unhappy is then, under this assumption, entirely our fault. And perhaps it’s a fair…

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