‘The Better Life’ is the result of a wisdom quest the author engaged in after having lost more than one third of his fortune in an unlucky real estate investment. During this time of great loss and financial difficulty, he remembered and applied some of the teachings of the ancient stoics, and this helped him overcome the personal crisis and recover both emotionally and financially.
This book is an assemblage of some of the most insightful and enlightening ideas which have been extracted from the writings of four of the most influential figures in the philosophy of Stoicism: Seneca, Musonius Rufus, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius.
The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius is a perennial, belonging to a very special category of book that has but a few members out of the millions of books ever published; longevity. It has a simple, powerful message that is as fresh and useful today as it was nearly two thousand years ago. The greater the Truth, the more simply it can be put. Put it to work in your own life and live better.