Phrembah (a potato-like mystery) (phrembah) wrote,
Phrembah (a potato-like mystery)

I don't know,

how's death for a motivator?  Don Juan always said that you should consider your death an adviser, meaning the fact that you are mortal and that you don't know when death will catch up to you should temper and inform everything you do.  When it came especially to frivolous indulgences, his attitude was, "Knowing that you're going to die, and knowing that you don't know when, do you really have time for that?"  Another way to put it is, "Don't pee your life away."

Well, if you can see the edge of the cliff from where you're standing, and the crumbling edge is coming nearer every year or even every month, and the death that awaits you if you stand there doing nothing or maybe nothing but feeding your infantile appetites and watching the tube, is a schlubby death, a passing-into-nothing-unnoticed kind of death, isn't it worth your time and whatever effort might be involved to turn and walk away from the edge?  You'll never escape death, but maybe there's something to be said for dying a warrior's death or at least a dignified one.

What else have you got to do?  Really.
Tags: profundity extraordinaire

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