How disgraceful is the lawyer whose dying breath passes while at court, at an advanced age, pleading for unknown litigants and still seeking the approval of ignorant spectators.”
Seneca, On the Brevity of Life, 20.2
Is there so little meaning in life that we need to hide deep within our careers until our cold, dead bodies are put to pyre? Is there so much fear in us that we can’t simply do our part for our time then move out of the way for others to do their part in their time?
Career isn’t a life sentence, but without mindfulness, it's easy for it to become one. Our duty isn’t to our careers. Our duty is to life and one another.
May we all thrive in duty’s embrace!
(See y’all tomorrow… for a “pragmatic” August)