I am reading Jared Diamond's book Collapse. Dozens of societies across the world in recorded history have collapsed. One of the take away ideas thus far seems to be that he mentions people dying of war and starvation. Human lifespans are so short. We like to think of life as a growing process, and it is, but it is also a dying process as we move closer to the grave.
I talk about death more than most, because I feel it makes me appreciate life more. I have not died on a mountain yet. I haven't been killed by a car yet. I haven't been killed by a drunk driver. I am as healthy as can be without so many of the medical problems that plague others. I am so blessed.
Someday, the United States will no longer exist. Perhaps it will be 7,000 years, perhaps less. Someday, you and I will be dead. And tomorrow we will both be one day closer. If there is something to take away from this article it is: don't waste your time. You don't have very much in the first place.