The cure for the self

I really like this quote from Seneca as he unequivocally prescribes philosophy as the cure for the self. I probably wouldn’t have agreed with him a year ago, countering with religion, meditation, or some other more spiritual practice such as Buddhism.

However today as I have started studying philosophy and stoicism in particular, I begin to wonder if Seneca might be right. Maybe all we really need is a philosophical framework based on reason, logic, and a belief in the goodness of men and women to guide us.


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