Seneca — refused to bestire himself as mailboats sailed into harbor

“Today we saw some boats from Alexandria (the ones they call ’the mail packets) come into view all of a sudden. While everyone was hurrying thus from all directions to the waterfront, I found a great deal of pleasure in refusing to bestir myself. Although there would be letters to me from my people over there, I was in no hurry to know what reports they might be carrying or what might be the state of my financial interests there.”

Today’s Digtal Age — bestired