Seneca the Younger (4BC -AD 65), by the way that is NOT his apartment number, but he year he LIVED! Thinking I had had a pretty classic education, having studied Latin four years in high school, and at least introduction to many of the ancient Greek and Roman writers, I was surprised when Tim Ferriss listed this as one of his favorite books to “gift” his friends. Of course, since Tim suggested it, I “gifted” it to myself right away—and noticed in the forward that Seneca said, “This is written for Nancy Scanlon Koplar—who will one day need this book.” Imagine that?! The insight that old Seneca had to think of me—-and already over 2000 years ago at that. Well, I’m no spring chicken, but I do feel Seneca “knows” me. Maybe a past life. In his very first letter, he talks about “wasting time,” and he might as well be reading my diary. So specific, so pertinent are his thoughts on the way we all take “time” for granted.