The land of easy mathematics where he who works adds up and he who retires subtracts.
Seneca , in advising retirement, had also warned of dangers. In a dialogue called “On Tranquility of Mind,” he wrote that idleness and isolation could bring to the fore all the consequences of having lived life in the wrong way, consequence that people usually avoided by keeping busy that is, by continuing to live life in the wrong way.Sarah Bakewell, How to Live (2010), pp. 29-30
Retirement without the love of letters is a living burial.Seneca, in A Little Book of Aphorisms (New York: 1947), p. 173
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