What does Seneca say to a man who thinks travelling will fix all of his problems?
In this twenty-eighth letter to Lucilius, Seneca tells his friend, “A change of character, not a change of air, is what you need” (75). Something had happened to Lucilius, and he had tried to move to a new place to reset himself.
But Seneca warns, “whatever your destination you will be followed by your failings” (75). Lucilius apparently believed that by travelling, by going somewhere new, he would become a new man.