Vexen Crabtree (vexen) wrote,
Vexen Crabtree
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Productivity Versus Regret

A tired man they see. No longer cares. The old man then prepares, to die regretfully.

Accomplishments in life should be long-term and meaningful, not short-term thrills. Each one makes the threat of death, decay and old age seem a tiny bit less worrisome.

As the tides rise, eventually to drown us one by one in senescence and illness, I try harder to build things that will stand as monuments and withstand my death.

But still, Metallica's lyric above, from Unforgiven, still fills me with dread.

Is anything enough?
Tags: death, life, metallica, music
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