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Seneca on Values

“But he hates those who make an ungoverned use of great power suddenly acquired.” I retort that he will do the same thing as soon as he acquires the same powers. In the case of many men, their vices, being powerless, escape notice; although, as soon as the persons in question have become satisfied with their own strength, the vices will be no less daring than those which prosperity has already disclosed.
These men simply lack the means whereby they may unfold their wickedness.

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Crowds. Twitter Curation and the Playbill at the Thunderdome

Crowds. Twitter Curation and the Playbill at the Thunderdome There is nothing new about human behavior. We, the individual and the collective, have done ‘this’ before’ and ‘that’, whatever it is we have done, has been observed, recorded and Dewey Decimal catalogued. Below is the entire #7 of the Moral Letters to Lucilius. I do not want to hamper anyone’s benefit of the letter by…

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