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Defeating the Six Specters of Life: Part 6- The Fear of Old Age

Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.” -Louisa May Alcott

 

Who’s Afraid of the Inevitable?

Well, almost inevitable, there is no guarantee you’ll make it to old age, but the odds are generally in your favor.  And by the way, wouldn’t you rather see old age, than not?  Think about that.  I look at old age as merely the end of the ride, right before it quits and the operator says, More >

Death Conquers All: Reconciling Ambition With Satisfaction

“For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.”

-Arnold Schwarzenegger

 

A Little Backstory

I haven’t shared this with you guys yet, but a lot of the inspiration for starting this blog came from the loss of my brother.  Well, we weren’t blood brothers, but we were tighter than most friends and took to introducing each other as brothers, so it stuck.  He and I served together for most of our time in the military and being two very young Marines out in the real world for the first time, you More >

Defeating The Six Specters of Life: Part 3- The Fear of Death

The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there’s no risk of accident for someone’s who’s dead.” -Albert Einstein

Death is Normal, Life is the Anomaly

Let’s take a look at this from a purely objective, time based perspective.  According to the CDC, the average lifespan was 78.5 years, as of 2009.  From what I saw, that was the latest data available, but I wouldn’t imagine that it has changed significantly in three years.  So, lets say that on average, a human being spends 78.5 years living, what does that same human being do for the rest of the time?  He was either not yet More >

Time Tracking Study Results

If time be of all things the most precious, then wasting time must be the greatest prodigality.” -Benjamin Franklin

The Study

Last week I made a post entitled “How Are You Using Your Time?” about a time use study done by the Bureau of Labor Statistics that tracked how people spent their time.  I mentioned in that post that I was somewhat appalled by some of the statistics, but I also pointed out the very sad fact that they were the average.  That means that to do a significantly better or worse job than those people at managing your time you would have to be an outlier, meaning that you fall More >

Dead Man Waking

Only those are fit to live who do not fear to die; and none are fit to die who have shrunk from the joy of life and the duty of life.  Both life and death are parts of the same Great Adventure.-  Theodore Roosevelt

This being my first post on this new blog, I guess that it’s only proper that I start by telling you a bit about myself.  I’m a fairly normal guy; I have a family, I work, I have a couple of hobbies, and I put my pants on one leg a time, just like you.  The only real difference is, that once I get my pants on, I say “hey dead man, wake up, you only get one shot at today, what the More >

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