The Sophist
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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.”

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

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