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Dying Expectations? -- Writer's Poke #131

For Writers:

Sometimes people sit around at parties and ask silly philosophical questions. Well, maybe not the parties you go to, but they do at the parties I go to.

One typical question might be something like, "If you knew you only had six months to live, how would that change the way you lived the rest of your life?"

We're all going to die, so why should the knowledge that we're going to die in a specific period of time make a difference to the way we live our lives? Do people really live life not believing that they are going to die?

I've got news for all you non-immortals out there: You're all going to die. You might not know when, but you might as well start living like you do, because death happens -- even to you. And it could happen sooner than the hypothetical question raised at my philosophical party.

Sweet Dreams.

What do you want out of life? Do you live each day with that "want" in mind?

"Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives." -- A. Sachs

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