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Single Idea 13303

[catalogued under 22. Metaethics / B. The Good / 2. Happiness / a. Nature of happiness]

Full Idea

A man is as unhappy as he has convinced himself he is.

Gist of Idea

A man is as unhappy as he has convinced himself he is

Source

Seneca the Younger (Letters from a Stoic [c.60], 078)

Book Reference

Seneca: 'Letters from a Stoic (Selections)', ed/tr. Campbell,Robin [Penguin 1969], p.134


A Reaction

Seneca is a very penetrating thinker about ordinary life - an aspect of philosophy which is nowadays totally neglected by the most eminent philosophers.