Once we acknowledge that limited time is remaining, although we don’t know if that is years, weeks, or hours, we are less driven by ego or by what other people think. Instead, we are more driven by what our hearts truly want. Acknowledging our inevitable, approaching death offers us the opportunity to find greater purpose and satisfaction in the time we have remaining

— Bronnie Ware from ”Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing.”

Top five regrets of the dying

  • “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.”
  • “I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.”
  • “I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.”
  • “I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.”
  • “I wish that I had let myself be happier.”

So, what I am saying, what the point I am trying to make is, that there is no point to be made …

— Richard Pryor (as Mudbone) in Richard Pryor Live on Sunset Strip @ minute 58

”… that’s all there is. There ain’t no point to it. Because you did not ask to come to this motherfucker and you sure can’t choose how to leave. You don’t know when you are going to go. Don’t take this shit serious. You better have some fun and plenty of it. Because when the shit is over and you ask for a recharge it is too late. So all I can say is keep some sunshine on your face.”

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