I’ve been going around asking for everyone’s Personal Destiny. It sounds cheesy, but that’s part of the fun. Surprisingly, most people do know the answer. Its surprising because, the way people go about their lives, you’d think they didn’t. If they did know, why weren’t they taking the steps to fulfill it?
We fret at the threshold of peace (at death’s door) as we have been stripped of all our goods. Our cargo of life has been jettisoned, and we are in distress; for no part of it has been packed in the hold. It has been heaved over board and drifted away. Men do not care how nobly they live, but only how long, although it is within the reach of every man to live nobly, but within no man’s power to live long. – From the Letters of Seneca
I also came across this great video which proves why some infinities are bigger than other infinities. This is one small example of why everyone who says science strips the magic out of the world is wrong. Paired with the Seneca quote, my point is that a long life isn’t necessarily worth more than a short one.
…What we do know is that if life has infinite moments or infinite love or infinite being, then a life twice as long still has exactly the same amount. Some infinities only look bigger than other infinities and some infinities that seem very small are worth just as much as infinities 10 times their size – Vi Hart, Proof Some Infinities are Bigger than Other Infinities
We’re here for so short a time in the large scheme of things; instead of allowing our fears to direct us, we might as well live according to our destiny.