Memento mori is a Latin phrase to serve as a reminder that we all have to someday die.
I personally love this phrase, not because it reminds me of death. But because it reminds me to live now.
The truth is, whether we want to think about it or not, we all are someday going to die. Everything around is will someday cease to be.
Does it suck? Yeah, maybe. But don’t let it bother you. We can ignore this fact and go on living our shallow existences, or we can embrace the fact and face our fears head-on with an intensity unmatched by the common man.
I hear people say all the time that they would love to do this, or love to do that, but they are afraid. What are you afraid of? Living the life you’ve dreamed of? Or living a life unfulfilled.
We all die – but not all of us live.
Time on earth is short. Don’t spend it being afraid to live.
The average lifespan of a human being is somewhere around 70 or 80 years. That might seem like enough time but look at it from a historical perspective.
Look back on the timeline of the earth. 7 decades is an incredibly short period of time in the grand scheme of things.
Don’t hunker down thinking you can hide from death by living a common life.
If you want something out of life, go get it.
If you are reading these words, it’s not too late to start living. Emerson said, do the thing and you will have the power.
Notice that “doing the thing” comes before “having the power”.
do the thing. live your years.