Death is a subject that's avoided by humans, in general. This avoidance causes people to have a sense of limitless time and results to people not gaining a sense of urgency.
When we were children and we had goals, we usually say we will do it some other time. We think about doing our goal not in some specific time, but an abstract time. It's some other time that you want to achieve that goal.
It's like when I wanted to be good at basketball. I wanted to be good by age 26, 27, 28, 29. It's like going from light to darkness. At what point is a person really just lying to himself?
You only realize that you lied to yourself once you sense your mortality. Once you sense that you're getting older, the things that you haven't achieved suddenly come to you with more urgency.
Suddenly you need to have a child. Suddenly you felt bad rejecting that dude in your twenties.
Brushes with death illuminate what's really important in life. That illumination Is the most powerful gift you could have. That illumination carries wisdom.
Wisdom has a price and the people who know that price are the people who have paid it, but can never really do anything with it. They can only tell you not to make those mistakes.
Irreversible mistakes are the worst mistakes that you can do. They make you wise, but I don't give a f*** about becoming wise if I can't reverse it.
That is a subject that’s avoided by most humans.
People procrastinate because they don't have a sense of urgency. They always say they will do it tomorrow and end up wasting their youth. They think they will always be young.
That's the sign of an immature person. He thinks that everything will always be there.
The first time you leave home and then you come back, something scary happens. You see your parents getting older. It's not scary that they're getting older. What is really scary is that deep down you’re seeing your mortality.
You noticed some people in your life who suddenly become nicer. It could be that this person realized they're getting older. They feel that everything is about to end so they become sweeter.
When you feel that you're about to die, you start seeing things that you didn't see before.
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