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Make Death Your Ally

On Jul 8, 2011 Bill Miller wrote:

Well, this is one of those sentiments that I agree with in principle, yet struggle with in practice. This may just pertain to me, but I'm also driven by a sense I'm here, given the gift life, with a mandate to contribute something meaningful to the whole enterprise before passing on. I'm not sure that I've done that, and I'm not sure I've even found my proper niche where that can be accomplished. In that sense then, death seems like a looming, ticking deadline - what if the potential is not realized in time?

I guess the standard answer is to simply be appreciative of the small things - whatever is - and to not be attached to any particular "big" thing.  Yet unrealized potential always seems sad to me.

Anyway, I'll be interested to hear other's thoughts.

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