Seneca to Lucilius: 72, on busyness as the enemy of philosophy

[image by SHVETS production from Pexels; this is essay #311 in the “Philosophy as a Way of Life” series]

These days, we are all too busy. “Busyness,” as the problem has been referred to, is a malady of the frantic life of the 21st century. Or is it? Seneca writes about the same problem in his seventy-second letter to his friend Lucilius. Unlike the New York Times, though, Seneca does not advise to “do nothing.” Quite the opposite.