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It Is Pointless Sweating to Get the Superfluous

In the letter IV [Letters to Lucilius], Seneca discusses the correct attitude to be taken towards life and death, because the two are indissoluble indeed. In so doing, he also tells us how to understand “possession”, directing our attention to its essential characteristic, which always implies the possibility of loss. It is not worth living as if our happiness depended on attachment to things or to life itself: on the contrary, the opposite is true, and that is that a serene life depends on the awareness of its transientness. Thus, we can live a better life in quality, without paying

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