Seneca on Anxiety

… But the greatest peril of misplaced worry, Seneca cautions, is that in keeping us constantly tensed against an imagined catastrophe, it prevents us from fully living. He ends the letter with a quote from Epicurus illustrating this sobering point:
“The fool, with all his other faults, has this also, he is always getting ready to live.”


About Mona

I am a wife, mother, and author. I taught high school for 27 years and I was a hospital and hospice chaplain until my health required that I retire. I miss my hospital coworkers and cannot imagine how terrible this year and last year have been. I want to be there for them in at least this small way.
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1 Response to Seneca on Anxiety

  1. Peter Young says:

    Just to say that I have read the book you mentioned to me; it is a beautiful book, honest, sincere, insightful. Faith is a difficult issue for many, especially in our highly technologized world. But your insights help me. I hope they will help others.
    Thank you.

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