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On the shortness of life (vuoden 2005 painos)

Tekijä: Lucius Annaeus Seneca, C. D. N. Costa, Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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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.… (lisätietoja)
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Teoksen nimi:On the shortness of life
Kirjailijat:Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Muut tekijät:C. D. N. Costa, Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Info:London ; New York : Penguin Books, 2005.
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I’ve read this as a Blinkist summary. So my review is based on this summary not on the original book. I actually found it a bit tricky to distinguish between what Seneca actually wrote and what the author had inserted. Certainly the author’s views intrude in places. Seneca was a tutor to Nero, the infamous Roman emperor who–according to legend–played violin while Rome burned to the ground, and was one of his age's most prominent thinkers and playwrights. Adhering to the Stoic tradition of accepting one’s place in the world, many of his thoughts ring as true today as they did back then.
Life is short if you waste it on trivialities. Most people spend the majority of their time engaged in trivial activities–even if these activities don’t seem trivial to them. But the thing about trivial activities is that they make life seem short.
People tend to think that, once they’ve achieved all their goals, they’ll have time to enjoy life. But it rarely works out this way. What usually happens is this: people spend their life preparing for life.....The Emperor Augustus is a case in point. He spoke endlessly of quietude, of the calm and rest he’d enjoy upon retirement from his public duties. But this longed-for day never came.
Life will also seem short to those who pursue a life of luxury. These people can't even enjoy their indulgences.
But worst of all are those who seek glory after death. These people get wrapped up in planning for a posterity that’s not even theirs.
Say a ship left port and spent the next year being thrown about by a mighty storm. It would be inaccurate to claim that, during this time, it had steered a successful and purposeful course, even if it did make it safely back to harbor. Well, the same can be said of life.
Of course, it’s important to plot a course and then stick to it, but it’s also worth remembering that not every path should be pursued.
Then there are those who devote their prime years to lust, greed and gluttony. They keep telling themselves that, someday, they’ll amend their ways–but they never do.
It’s pointless working for someone whose aims and convictions don’t agree with your own. Doing so is the surest path to a short life......When stuck in such a situation, people moan that their boss or supervisor doesn’t listen to their wishes or opinions. But if these people can’t find the time to listen to themselves and pursue their own courses, why should anybody else?
You can choose to be educated by the world’s greatest minds.......the fact remains that you can forge your own path in education and self-improvement......Pick your philosopher, and discover new ways to tackle life, from the everyday trifles to universal preoccupations. A great thinker can be both a solace and a companion.....they’re always available. And when you’re done, you can just set them back on the shelf.....And even if you’re nearing the end of life, reading is still a boon, for by reading you can learn not only how to live but how to face death unflinchingly......You have to educate yourself purposefully. Life is long enough to devote yourself to self-knowledge and true wisdom. The great minds are your torchbearers in this task.
True satisfaction springs from within. The wise person is self-reliant and independent. The loss of status or money is no real setback to him, since his sense of self is not founded on external circumstances......The instant you start to covet unnecessary material items, however, you will feel that you are stuck in a sort of poverty......It all boils down to this: the important things in life can’t be removed or diminished by others. It’s simply not within the capacity of a mere mortal to rob you of your critical faculties or to eradicate your ability to appreciate the beauty of the mountains or the sea......So remember: self-worth comes from within. Only you can determine how satisfied you are with the world around you.
To ensure a tranquil mind, tailor your career to your personality and don’t forget to enjoy yourself!
A life filled with doubts and regrets is no life at all. So what should you do? There is no one path that will ensure tranquility. We must each forge our own. No matter how you conduct your life, be sure to serve mankind with actions, writing or your intellect–at least, to the best of your abilities.
Accept only those enterprises that you are sure you will finish.....And don’t be too harsh on yourself once you have selected your course. You will enjoy the journey all the more if you have confidence in yourself and your actions.
The second thing to remember is that overexertion will smother your faculties and sap your spirit. In short, don’t overdo it.....instead, set aside some time for yourself. Relax. Even Cato, the famous Roman, used to drink a glass of wine when he returned home from a long day of statesmanly activity......And Socrates, when he wasn’t philosophizing, enjoyed playing with the local children......So don’t forget the value of pleasure, and don’t think you shouldn’t enjoy yourself.
Moderation is the best policy.
The key message in this book: To live a fulfilling life you shouldn’t seek immediate validation or base your worth upon the judgments of others. Instead, draw on the knowledge and wisdom of those who have gone before you. This will help you find your place in the world and allow you to contribute to the greater good. Mental tranquility should not be underestimated.
Generally speaking, I found myself in accord with most of what Seneca says. Impressive to find such powerful thoughts and writing some 2000 years old. Five stars from me. ( )
  booktsunami | Jul 10, 2024 |
Sobre a brevidade da vida
Os escritos do filósofo estoico Sêneca pertencem à categoria de obras que mudaram a humanidade e que, universais, resistem à passagem do tempo. Por meio de insights poderosos, eles transformam a maneira como nos vemos e já serviram de guia para inúmeras gerações por sua eloquência, lucidez e sabedoria. Sobre a brevidade da vida e Sobre a firmeza do sábio foram concebidos em forma de cartas e apresentam reflexões essenciais quanto à arte de viver, à passagem do tempo e à importância da razão e da moralidade. Traduzida do latim por José Eduardo S. Lohner, esta edição conta ainda com notas esclarecedoras do tradutor. (Amazon) ( )
  luizzmendes | Mar 10, 2024 |
Lovely thin edition of a 20 part essay lent to me by my son. This (flawed) 2018 Benediction Classic does not have a name for the translator. Of course the content is true to the title except that Seneca asserts that life is not short at all if you live it properly. The secret is not to let others steal away your time or become 'engrossed' in activities other than philosophy. Being engrossed is not to be at leisure and 'they are at leisure wo take time for philosophy, they alone really live; for they are not content to be good guardians of their own lifetime only. They annex ever(sic)y age to their own; all the years that hae gone ore (sic) them are an addition to their store.' ( )
  simonpockley | Feb 25, 2024 |
The majority of mortals, Paulinus, complain bitterly of the spitefulness of Nature, because we are born for a brief span of life .... It is not that we have a short space of time, but that we waste much of it.

These sentences from the first page of Seneca's De Brevitate Vitae sum up the problem as he sees it. Almost all of the rest of the essay is examples of things that people do in their life but with which they are ultimately unsatisfied. So what is the answer? As near as I can tell it is to be wise and to spend one's time as a philosopher like Seneca.

Honors, monuments, all that ambition has commanded by decrees or reared in works of stone, quickly sink to ruin; there is nothing that the lapse of time does not tear down and remove. But the works which philosophy has consecrated cannot be harmed; no age will destroy them, no age reduce them; the following and each succeeding age will but increase the reverence for them...

I must aver that the other activities that Seneca criticizes amount to almost everything that people do, and that if they were not done there would have been no Rome for Seneca to flounce around in.

Is the essay just repetitive blather then? Mostly, but there are many things of at least historical interest. For example, The law does not draft a soldier after his fiftieth year, it does not call a senator after his sixtieth... ( )
  markm2315 | Jul 1, 2023 |
Pequenos ensaios do estóico Sêneca vol 10: é preciso saber viver; na vida, viver o dia; aumentar o tempo de bola em jogo. Mas como? O de sempre: exercendo a virtude, doando o seu tempo para beneficiar o estado, na vida pública e política, mas sem perder de vista a boa utilização do tempo livre - assim atingindo a boa vida - saber viver e saber morrer. Trabalhar produtivamente e exercer o tempo para si, o tempo livre, com virtude. Quiçá estudando os filósofos, amigos para toda a hora, a abrir o caminho para a imortalidade. Pois o tempo de nossa vida deveria ser suficiente, se bem gasto, para alcançarmos realizações, feitos, ficarmos satisfeitos. E que esse viver a vida deve ser vivido, e não postergado como um espaço de lazer, de aposentadoria. Mesmo porque quando feito assim, muitos acabam se lamentando de não poder ser mais ativos, não se adaptando. E Sêneca provê uma série de exemplos de época, alguns bem sarcásticos, de como não viver bem (ele mesmo não observando a secura virtuosa que um estóico poderia se impor ao evitar os pequenos prazeres da maledicência). ( )
  henrique_iwao | Aug 30, 2022 |
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Most human beings, Paulinus, complain about the meanness of nature, because we are born for a brief span of life, and because this spell of time that has been given us rushes by so swiftly and rapidly that with very few exceptions life ceases for the rest of us just when we are getting ready for it.
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This work contains three of Seneca's essays: "On the Shortness of Life"; "Consolation to Helvia", and; "On Tranquillity of Mind".

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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.

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