Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Outlive Strong

I just found out that I have outlived actor Raul Julia. Also Jerry Garcia, Gene Siskel, Enrico Fermi, Dian Fossey, Harry Houdini and Babe Ruth. Plus Lenin, and Hermann Goering.

The source of this trivial nostalgia is a clever, simple website called http://dead.atyourage.com . Just type in your date of birth and you'll find get the names of prominent people who passed away when they were just your age, or a bit younger.

It's a sobering reminder of how short life can be - and the need to make the most of every day.

If there are things you are waiting to do or accomplish, or dreams left unfulfilled - reopen the file and get them done. Life is too short to put off important things.

Don't let your goals outlive you.

1 comment:

POS Pat said...

Sobering service indeed.

Any reminder of our own mortality can assist us in getting back the right perspective about the precious nature of life itself. Seems long, even never-ending at times, but alas, so fleeting and temporary...