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One of the best books I ever read was from a dude named Seneca (a stoic Roman philosopher).

The book is called On the Shortness of Life: Life is Long if You Know How to Use it[0].

[0]: http://amzn.to/2klxZky




Written in 49 AD, so out of copyright, and available free online. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Brevitate_Vitae_(Seneca)


Even better, although I like having a physical copy.




I suggest reading its twin On the Happy Life, as well as Letters to Lucilius.


Thanks. I haven't heard of On the Happy Life before. Letters to Lucilius is on my list but I haven't gotten to it yet.




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