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my mortality

My mortality is comforting to me.

It puts things into perspective and, just when I fall into a trap of thinking that something in this life is complicated, it brings me back to the reality that it is not so important as my finite time on this earth.

I think that as we inch closer to our own end we gain this focus that hopefully allows for priorities to be better aligned and for dependence on material things to fall by the wayside. What used to be daunting in our thirties becomes an issue we can put into perspective far quicker.

My work is like this sometimes and as I get tired of the politics and the ladder climbing tactics of others, I find solace in the fact that its main objective is to make more money for some company whose primary interest is its bottom line.

I am at age where colleagues are suddenly diagnosed with tumors or cancers and I have prepared myself that I might be next. Instead of depressing me it brings everything else I do into more clarity and diminishes its importance.

It helps strip everything down to its roots.

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