A little piece from one of Andys favorite books.
‘Everybody knows they’re going to die, but nobody believes it. If we did, we would do things differently,’ Morrie said.
‘So we kid ourselves about death,’ I (Mitch) said.
‘Yes, but there’s a better approach. To know you’re going to die and be prepared for it at any time. That’s better. That way you can actually be more involved in your life while you’re living. . . Every day, have a little bird on your shoulder that asks, ‘Is today the day? Am I ready? Am I doing all I need to do? Am I being the person I want to be?… The truth is, Mitch, once you learn how to die, you learn how to live… Most of us walk around as if we’re sleepwalking. We really don’t experience the world fully because we’re half asleep, doing things we automatically think we have to do… Learn how to die, and you learn how to live.’”
Tuesdays with Morrie – Mitch Albom