There is only one thing we will be remembered for when we die--how we lived.
What makes me feel proud of myself? What makes me feel warm? What makes me feel caring? What makes me sleep well at night? What makes me able to look my friends and family squarely in the eye?
How, in short, do I want to be remembered? How shall I live?
I ponder these questions because, well, that's me, but also because I just read the blog of a guy who is going to die soon. In the scheme of things, we are all going to die soon.
Be careful. Before we know it, it will be too late to live according to our values and priorities.
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