Seneca the Younger, De brevitate vitae 15.
“Horum te mori nemo coget, omnes docebunt; horum nemo annos tuos conteret, suos tibi contribuet; nullius ex his sermo periculosus erit, nullius amicitia capitalis, nullius sumptuosa obseruatio.”
No one of these will force you to die, but all will teach you how to die; no one of these will wear out your years, but each will add his own years to yours; conversations with no one of these will bring you peril, the friendship of none will endanger your life, the courting of none will tax your purse.
Sounds a lot like the theme of The Pink Floyd's “The Wall” Album..
Funny thing that, every person is able to make their own choices, and form them, from scratch, but most people just choose to react to things presented or forced upon them instead.
Funny thing, that we are taught to do that, instead of the making our own choices from scratch thing. There is a purpose to all of it, and this is not a negative statement. It's a descriptive statement. Characterizing. Anyhow,
Funny thing, that time is said to be invisible!?, and a non thing- that the space between is an illusion. Ha Ha.
Also funny thing, that- if its invisible, or an illusion- perhaps this means that when people say “we are all one” they are onto more than they understand, probably.
Also Also funny that, if the before two things are relative-istic-ally accurate in that 'moment' whatever the heck a moment is ~
oh yeah i actually wrote on paper about this recently, i was doing etymology stuff. I will have to fetch that at some point and 'digitize' it for inclusion here.
This is going somewhere else, but I am not ready to write it yet.
I have a website to finish coding for someone who will be very very excited to see it.
Off to have a procedural conversation with php.
Also, it would be interesting if someone could fill me in,
on why all the busts of Seneca the Younger look like he just received news he was going to be poisoned or impaled or something, I really need to refresh my memory on the historical record of this mans life later today.
If you know though off hand, email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
click above to auto populate an email and just learn me about the thing briefly please ah ha! thank you. =] if not i will find out later.
- just some guy