1/30: Seneca “On saving time”

(starting a new series today. 30 posts reviewing Seneca’s Letters)

On Saving Time, shorter
Seneca’s letters, #1

Seneca says to his younger friend:

Your life is passing right this minute. Stop for a second, take note of what you are spending your life doing, and direct your time to something worthwhile — not to nothing and not to waste.

In fact it’s more important when you are youngest, as that is the good stuff. Use it well.

I’d say we all agree with Seneca here, but his point is to do it not just agree.

How to? Make a list of what you need to do, organize it by important or not, and revisit it often while asking this question.

Just doing things is a way of failing to attend to the right topics.