In this new rubric, we take a look at a famous philosopher, the Flow way. In Issue 30 we take a look at Seneca the Younger (approx. 4 BC-AD 65).
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca, also known simply as Seneca, was a Roman author, statesman and stoic philosopher, born into a wealthy family in Spain.
- He went to Rome at a young age to learn about rhetoric – the art of public speaking – but was mostly fascinated by the stoic philosophy, much to his father’s displeasure.
- He lived very austerely for a long time, and even considered committing suicide, ultimately deciding against it to spare his father’s sadness.
- The basic premise of stoicism is to try not to worry too much about things you have no control over. Instead, focus on your inner goals rather than the results; in other words, concentrate on your attitude and how you deal with events, things you do have control over.
- You can read more about Seneca in Issue 30.
Text Caroline Buijs Illustrations Deborah van der Schaaf