It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
In India, we are in the season of silence. If we speak, mosquitos enter our mouth. This trend continues upto April because cess pools will not entirely dry up till full summer. Hence better to shut our mouth.
Seneca's comment can be extended to making money also. The revised quote may look something like:
We should know the season for speech, the season for silence and above all the season for making money.
Indians are on the prowl to make money, because globalisation made their lives miserable. Hunt for money or starve! -- is the slogan for the season.