Aug 8, 2009
Bringing yourself to think about death

Q: Most people find it morbid for someone young and healthy to think about their death.

me: I can never understand that. I am accomplishment-oriented rather than experience-oriented. I derive daily motivation much more from having a sense of accomplishment and impact on the world than from experiential pleasures, or even from having learned something. If you feel the same, it behooves you to think about the impact you will have on the world after you're gone, and how to best channel it. It's only experience that ends when you die.

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