The person who has practiced philosophy as a cure for the self becomes great of soul, filled with confidence, invincible - and greater as you draw near.”
Seneca, Moral Letters, 111.2
… unless we’re influenced by an outside force.
It’s through the practice of losing the self where philosophy (and few religions) shows it’s deep, lasting power: the power to be confident, and the power to be invincible in the face of the delusion of external-factor control.
The practice of philosophy is designed to help us live the Good Life… so, ditch the ego and get on with it.
(See y’all tomorrow)