The wisdom of death

I was chatting with a friend about death this morning. She told me about a man on his death bed who told her what he would do right if he was given another chance at life – spend his time doing what he wanted!
A realisation hit me that nothing helps us prioritise (our lives) better than the realisation that we will die one day.
What better way to keep that realisation fresh everyday than this quote from Seneca (Letters from a Stoic):

Show me a man who reckons the worth of each day, who understands that he is dying daily? For we are mistaken when we look forward to death; the major portion of death has already passed.

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