Time management lessons from a Roman


Seneca, a Roman philosopher who lived around the time of Jesus, wrote a book about feeling like we don’t have enough time to do what we want to do. It was called “ON THE SHORTNESS OF LIFE”. Everyone complains about not having time, he said. “It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it, ” he responded, “life is long if you know how to use it.”

“Two reasons”, Senecca said, “are that we don’t guard our time and we squander what we have. Men do not let anyone seize their estates, but they allow others to encroach on their lives- why, they themselves even invite in those who will take over their lives,” he said. “People are frugal in guarding their personal property; but as soon as it comes to squandering time they are most wasteful of the one thing in which it is right to be stingy.”


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