Friday, February 25, 2011

A Good Life

"Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry." - The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson and the Comedy of the Extraordinary Twins by Mark Twain

In You're going to die the way you lived at, William Lamb describes how people with fatal diseases chose to live well in the time before their death by taking special trips, connecting more with loved ones and tying up loose ends. I found their stories very inspirational.

Most people in the article had between four months and four years before their death. If living a good life is a good idea, why wait until death is imminent? Since my life expectancy is about 40 more years, starting now would give me a lot more trips, connections and resolved loose ends. It makes excellent sense.

I'm going to start living a good life right away.

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