20 February 2019
Seneca, a Roman philosopher living at the time of Christ, wrote an essay entitled, ‘On the Shortness of Life’. Length of days does not matter. What does matter is the wisdom with which we fill our days. In this extract, Seneca counsels us to value our time because it is in limited supply.
‘You live as if you were destined to live forever, no thought of your frailty ever enters your head, of how much time has already gone by you take no heed. You squander time as if you drew from a full and abundant supply, though all the while that day which you bestow on some person or thing is perhaps your last.’