I am at the age where friends and acquaintances are sometimes diagnosed with cancers or brain tumors and we marvel at how they are still too young to face such challenges; except our mortality doesn’t play favorites and it can come fetch us at any time. I lost a close colleague to pancreatic cancer a few years ago who never made it to 60.
Thinking this way does not make me despondent but instead reminds me how important it is to treasure every moment of our existence. There are so many things we stress about that have no value and they evaporate into nothingness a short while later. Hopefully I am becoming wiser as I age and learning to be more discerning about what to give importance to.
The fact is that I don’t think about my mortality enough for if I did I would really learn to truly live my life one precious day at a time; no dwelling on the past and no fretting about the future. But alas, we are mere mortals who cannot seem to get things as right as we would like.
It's certainly not for lack of trying.