“We can remove most sins if we have a witness standing by as we are about to make a mistake. The soul should have someone it can respect, by whose example it can make its inner sanctum more inviolable. Happy is the person who can improve others, not only when present, but even when in their thoughts.”
Seneca, Moral Letters.
We learn from those around us. Yesterday’s post was about taking the time to think about the people we associate with, and what influence they can have on us. Seneca reinforces the notion that having a role model or true friend in your life – whether or not they are still living – can help you steer the right path and avoid making a mistake. It’s about taking the time to stop and think. It is also about sharing a problem. What would they do if they had the same challenge as you?