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Human lives are brief and trivial. Yesterday a blob of semen; tomorrow embalming fluid, ash

Marcus Aurelius Don’t let yourself forget how many doctors have died, furrowing their brows over how many deathbeds. How many astrologers, after pompous forecasts about others ends. How many philosophers, after endless disquisitions on death and immortality. How many warriors, after inflicting thousands of casualties themselves. How many tyrants, after abusing the power of life …