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The Sophist

Seneca: Slowing Down Time

“Life is very short and anxious for those who forget the past, neglect the present, and fear for the future.”

A bust of Seneca in Seville. Seneca was born in modern Spain and is regarded as a local hero in Córdoba. (source: Wikimedia Commons)

At the beginning of Annie Hall, Woody Allen, speaking to camera, relays an old joke: two elderly women are at a Catskill mountain resort, and one of them says, “Boy, the food at this place is really terrible.” The other one says, “Yeah, I…

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Steven Gambardella

Steven Gambardella

I am a history PhD sharing the lessons of philosophy and history with practical benefits for your life and work. Get in touch: stevengambardella@gmail.com