Key Insights From:
On the Shortness of Life
- Life is not short unless you make it short.
- People spend far more time with others than with themselves.
- Men guard against others seizing their possessions, but let them colonize their life on a whim.
- Many men we envy and consider great actually lead miserable lives.
- All vices make us delusional, but some are more respectable than others.
- A sign of freedom is the ability to survey your past dispassionately, without feeling shame.