"Nothing can be of such great benefit to you, in your quest for moderation in all things, that to frequently contemplate the brevity of one's life span, and its uncertainty. Whatever you undertake, cast your eyes on death."
Accepting that death is an inevitable part of the process and preparing for the end of life (and that it could happen any time) is key.
This is the wisdom behind Seneca’s famous quote, “Being poor is not having too little, it is wanting more.” If your wants outpace your likes, you’ll always be unsatisfied. You’re perpetually putting more weight on the problem than the solution.
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