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It’s one of the most haunting passages in Seneca‘s writings. He says if you were to stop most people as they were going about their day, and “you ask one of them…‘Where are you going? What do you have in mind?’ he will reply, ‘I really don’t know.'” So many people, he continues, unthinkingly gravitate from […]


This is our second interview with the great Verity Smith—a blind international dressage rider, singer, songwriter, author, and longtime student and practitioner of Stoicism. Verity was told at the age of eight that she would soon lose her vision. Attributing her youthful innocence, Verity’s response was one of optimism if not enthusiasm. ‘Going blind’—it sounded, […]