You are going to die…


The ancient stoics talk about “memento mori” – death comes to us all. You’re going to die. Everyone does. This is something I tell myself every day and I don’t pretend to be very stoic. It’s not a dark death wish by any means. It’s more of a reminder that I need to do things that matter to me today. I have a deep ambition to do something really impactful, but time is running out. So, what do I do about it? That’s the question that keeps me moving forward.

My wife and I were recently blessed with a child, a joy and a responsibility. I’m into my 40’s now and not too prideful to admit that I’ve drifted more than most over the course of my adult life. I’m sure this little beautiful person will keep me younger for longer. I’m looking forward to him having kids and being an old grandpa, but that’s a long way off.

In the meantime, I’m still looking for answers to my own deepest questions.

p.s. Ryan Holiday has a great YouTube channel on stoicism, check it out.