In this book, Seneca talks about the shortness of life. My favorite quote of all time comes from this book when Seneca states:
“It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. Life is long enough and a sufficiently generous amount has been given to us for the highest achievements if it were all well invested. But when it is wasted on heedless luxury and no good activity ,we are forced at last by deaths final constraint to realize that it has passed before we even knew it was passing. So it is: we are not given a short life, but we make it short, and we are not ill supplied, but wasteful of it”
Read and reread that quote and let it sink it. So much is to be learned, but one who masters their time is the master of their fate. Its not what you do 20% of the time that matters, its what you do 80%. Remember that Pareto Principle we talked about?
If applied to your life, this book can get you off your ass and inspire you to do something meaningful (it has for me). I will leave you with one last quote from the text:
“You will find no one willing to share out his money; but to how many does each of us divide up his life! People are frugal in guarding their 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”