Time well spent
I’m trying to remember where I first read this quote:
- You act like mortals in all that you fear, and like immortals in all you desire.
- Seneca, On the Shortness of Life
I think there’s plenty to pick apart in this essay, but his point that the reason life feels short is that we spend our time focusing on things that don’t ultimately matter (to us) is pretty sound. We are given a good number of years. Which are made of months / weeks / days / hours. We have so many choices in how we spend that time. What would it look like to live like the mortals we are?