Book 2 Chapter 5: The Golden Age

The Consolation of Philosophy

All the gifts of Fortune are external; they can never truly be our own. Man cannot find his good in worldly possessions. Riches bring anxiety and trouble. — Analysis: Aristotle, the Summum Bonum, and a summary of the false goods. A reading from Hesiod’s Works and Days, and a comparison to Rousseau’s noble savage, and the “General Will” as a distortion of the Catholic Holy Spirit.