@jean I haven’t read Seneca either, or any of the Stoics, but they’ve been enjoying a surprising resurgence of popularity with people like Ryan Holiday and I’ve been a little bit tempted to read just enough to argue against them. I’m probably not going to bother — life’s too short, after all. That post of his own that Oliver links to is worth a quick look IMO: he writes about leaving his job at 35 to write a book on the subject of late bloomers.