Why does a clarity of vision come at the end of our lives, twelve weeks before our deathbed? Doing what you’re told is the most common regret of the dying. “I wish I had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.” Death compels us to prioritize […]
“We like lists because we don’t want to die.” — Umberto Eco When in doubt, list it out.
One of the benefits of Snapchat is that your content disappears so that nothing can be used in your digital eulogy. On the other hand, your Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram posts are going to be around forever. And that’s how most people will remember you. Artist Gabriel Barcia-Colombo is giving people a chance to visit […]
The Conversation explores the patterns in musician mortality within specific genres. Below are some of the takeaways. Blues, jazz, gospel, and country musicians live “on average, similar lifespans as those from the US population with the same year of birth and gender.” Pop, rock, metal, electronic, hip-hop, and rap artists die younger with “lower life […]
“It’s not death that I fear, it’s being comfortable in a cloud where nothing ever happens.” — Flying Lotus
“Life is tricky because it happens once and there’s no opportunity for A/B testing.” — BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti
“I don’t think of dead as dead, that’s the thing, and therefore it doesn’t trouble me. It’s an absence, if you like. It’s not the end.” She notes how “I never mention how people die, because I don’t think that’s important at all. I think an obituary is a celebration of a life.” Death as […]
“An average life seldom contains more than twenty World Cups.” — Aleksandar Hemon Funny, because I always think of my life in terms of World Cups. I probably only have 10 left! World Cup = every 4 years.
We’re either too stupid or bold. Daredevils enjoy fear so much they don’t even need to psyche themselves out. Rock climbers, test takers, and creators though, need extra confidence, as do most people who take on risks. Fear is a catalyst for building up audacity. The practice provides the skills and mental strength to ameliorate […]