A quick snapshot of me with the little book! Subtitle is Life Is Long If You Know How To Use It
Hey fellow mortals,
Our book nugget for today comes from ancient Roman philosopher, Seneca. His work De Brevitate Vitae aka On the Shortness of Life is about wastefulness of time and a sort of call to action to make your life worthwhile. He says,
"Everyone hustles his life along, and is troubled by a longing for the future and weariness of the present... So you must not think a man has lived long because he has white hair and wrinkles: he has not lived long, just existed long."
Seneca claims that, to truly live, one must take control of their time and not allow others to waste it. Maybe we should treat each day as if we were preparing to leave on a trip: the night before, we must have everything in order and prepared for the next day to run smoothly. Well, in stead of an airplane, the trip is very truly our unique walk towards death.
I know that's intense but it's also really intense to live your dreams and improve yourself. I think that's a good thing! I think that's how we get to feel fulfilled before death catches us. So if we are going to take Seneca's advice to heart, we'll need to get in control of our time, and in order to have full control of my time, I need to spend my time each day doing the thing that will keep me happy and healthy. Big goals! So don't give up! Let's keep on fighting for those big goals and take control of our lives!