A Life of Pleasure: How to Enjoy Yourself Without Destroying Your Wealth

Life of pleasure

Stoicism has become a part of mainstream culture during the past decade. People realized that living on hedonism —always chasing after a life of pleasure and avoiding pain — doesn’t bring genuine happiness.

Hedonism can also be expensive. An overly luxurious lifestyle will destroy your wealth.

But even the ancient stoics didn’t believe in living like a monk. Seneca said it well in On The Happy Life:

“The wise man does not consider himself unworthy of any gifts from Fortune’s hands: he does not love wealth but he would rather have it; he does not admit into his heart but into his home; and what wealth is his he does not reject but keeps, wishing it to supply greater scope for him to practice his virtue.”

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