Seneca. Reflections on charities (Oradea, Romania)
New Acropolis held an online lecture on the practical philosophy offered by Seneca in the work “On charities”. The topics addressed were: the good deeds, the alleged good deeds and how we can discern between them, gratitude and how to seek the good.
A charity is always done with goodwill, dedication, joy and discernment, at the right time, without expecting any reward, while the alleged charity pursues one’s own good, personal gain and does not take into account the others.
The motto of the conference was: “The sign of a great and good spirit: to pursue not the fruit of his good deeds, but the good deeds themselves, and to continue to seek a good man, even after he has found the wicked ones.” Séneca