Softly as I leave you

How do we find out what really matters in life? One way might be to ask those who are dying. They might occupy a perspective that allows them to see better what’s trivial and what’s truly significant. The prospect of imminent death might carry them above petty squabbles and the pursuit of money and status, and allow them a clear view of the goods that make our lives worthwhile.

One thing is for certain – you will never go wrong by being the best person you can be, and by seeing the world – and seeing as it is – and accepting (and perhaps even celebrating it) before you leave this earth.

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