How should we spend our time?

It’s one of the most profound questions that each of us must face: how should we spend our time on this Earth? Luckily, you don’t have to figure it out alone — philosophers have been discussing it for thousands of years. The wisdom of the Roman thinker Seneca provides one answer.

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  1. Do you agree with Seneca’s conclusion about the best way to spend one’s time? As a class, discuss other possible answers to the question.
  2. Without using a dictionary, write your own definitions of the words: “truth”, “virtue” and “life”.