Samstag, 27. November 2010

Seneca: On the Happy Life

"When we discuss the happy life, there is no reason for you to give me the well-known reply familiar from vote-counting [in the Senat]: "This side seems to be in the majority." For that is why it is the worse side.
Human concerns are not so happily arranged that the majority favours the better things: evidence of the worst choice is the crowd." [De Vita Beata II,1]

Kommentare:

Laguna Beach Fogey hat gesagt…

I was reading that today. :)

v. Braun. hat gesagt…

You mean co-incidentally?- Maybe not, but that often happens to me, at least [Jung's theory about so-called 'synchronicities' comes to mind]: to tell you the truth I had also posted that Vicomte A. pic that I saw in your Blog today, elsewhere,- because I liked it, too. 'Great minds think alike!' :)

Laguna Beach Fogey hat gesagt…

Evidently! Yes, I saw the Seneca passage quoted in a political text on one of the 'philosophy' websites I frequent.

Tabitha hat gesagt…

I turn to Seneca and Marcus Aurelius in times of darkness.

v. Braun. hat gesagt…

Stoicism is very consoling to a certain degree..'nil admirari' [being surprised by nothing] et cetera...