Aren't you ashamed to reserve for yourself only the remnants of your life and to dedicate to wisdom only that time that can't be directed to business?
Seneca: On The Brevity of Life
This meditation asks us to reflect our values and to honor your commitment to yourself and your studies before the commitments demanded by life. I think we all know this better as live / work balance. The Greeks valued study, particularly of Philosophy, ahead of their time working. It doesn't mean to not work, but it means to make time for your other pursuits of knowledge.