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Time & Death.

Calros Castenada once wrote, "A warrior should live life with death as his advisor." For him, the warrior is one who's in search of self-knowledge.

The idea is that no one really believes they are going to die. If they did they would live their life in a very different way. Most think they are going to live forever. Now intellectually they would disagree and say, "Of course I know I'm going to die someday, don't be ridiculous.", but deep down they don't believe it, or believe there is a very real chance today is their last day.

How to prove it?

Well, it's been documented people take their lives much more seriously when they find out they only have 3 months to live. It's also been said, "With age comes wisdom". We might attribute that to all the experiences one gathers in 75 years vs 30. While that makes sense, I also think it's because death becomes much more of a reality to the 75 year old. The heat of it makes them see and question life and themsevles in ways they hadn't before.

I once drew a time-line along the entire width of a piece of paper and then sectioned it off into pieces from 5,000 BC to today to see how much 90 years takes up of that.......well it's quite the sliver. It kind of jarred me.

I remember soon after I was on a train in NYC and their was a young 2 year old in a stroller. At first I jealously thought how lucky that kid is who has his whole life in front of him, and then it dawned on my that even if he, at best, has 88 more years it will just be a hop, skip, and jump into the grave.

Interestingly, seeing that gave me a liberating laugh. Though I'm more aware of my finitude now then before, I still believe and act like I've got all the time in the world.
(This post was last modified: 10-03-2015 03:22 PM by Onto.)
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Deep Lounge - Phoenix - 10-03-2015, 12:33 PM
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