On the Shortness of Life


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(4.7 stars; 18 reviews)

De Brevitate Vitae (English: On the Shortness of Life) is a moral essay written by Seneca the Younger, a Roman Stoic philosopher, sometime around the year 49 AD, to his father-in-law Paulinus. The philosopher brings up many Stoic principles on the nature of time, namely that people waste much of it in meaningless pursuits. According to the essay, nature gives people enough time to do what is really important and the individual must allot it properly. In general, time is best used by living in the present moment in pursuit of the intentional, purposeful life. (Summary from Wikipedia) (1 hr 37 min)

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Great read


(4 stars)

I thoroughly enjoyed the reading. My only nit is that the reader was quite subdued and lacked variability.

Excellently Read.


(5 stars)

Read with calmness, precision and understanding. Really can't praise the reader enough!


(5 stars)

I love the book,. It brings calmness in my life!


(5 stars)

It was excellently read. Well done. Thank you