Let us prepare our minds as if we’d come to the very end of life. Let us postpone nothing. Let us balance life’s books each day… The one who puts finishing touches on their life each day is never short of time.”
Seneca, Moral Letters, 101.7b-8a
The mindset of memento mori is less like civilians having all the rules and laws binding society and culture dissolved. Living today like it’s your last is more akin to a soldier about to be shipped out on deployment: handling business, getting affairs in order, connecting with loved ones. No fighting. Nothing petty. No bullshit or ego.
When it comes time for them to ship out, in their hearts is this: even if we don’t come back, at least I’m not leaving anything undone or unsaid.
Gods be good, we can all live that way, everyday.
(See y’all tomorrow)