Living a Good Life to the Very End | Thoughts on “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande

“In the past few decades, medical science has rendered obsolete centuries of experience, tradition, and language about our mortality and created a new difficulty for mankind: how to die.” — Atul Gawande Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande is a phenomenal book on the shortcomings of modern healthcare and the importance of … Continue reading Living a Good Life to the Very End | Thoughts on “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande

Death Is Inevitable - Despair Is Not

On accepting the inevitability of death and the importance of embracing an attitude of gratefulness towards life. Forget all else, Lucilius, and concentrate your thoughts on this one thing: not to fear the name of death. Through long reflection make death one of your close acquaintances, so that, if the situation arises, you are able even … Continue reading Death Is Inevitable - Despair Is Not

Crossroad : The Dilemma of Choosing Among Endless Possibilities

Being able to choose among endless possibilities, isn’t that what freedom is? Isn’t it great to make our own path through life rather than walk the pathway that was predestined to us? Perhaps. But, to me, it seems that the increased complexity of life and the ability to have more freedom of choice puts more … Continue reading Crossroad : The Dilemma of Choosing Among Endless Possibilities

Life Is Fleeting: That’s What Makes It Beautiful #2

I have been pondering lately how every moment is fleeting by nature, how life itself is finite. Yet, I do not mean this in a pessimistic manner, for I think this very “fleetingness” makes life worth living. I mean, consider the most beautiful of moments, and now let it pass for an eternity. However strong … Continue reading Life Is Fleeting: That’s What Makes It Beautiful #2