How to Die - Deepstash
How to Die

How to Die

Seneca

5 ideas

·

2.44K reads

32

1

Centers of Progress

Learn more about philosophy with this collection

The historical significance of urban centers

The impact of cultural and technological advances

The role of urban centers in shaping society

Centers of Progress

Discover 92 similar ideas in

It takes just

13 mins to read

I. Prepare yourself

I. Prepare yourself

"Nothing can be of such great benefit to you, in your quest for moderation in all things, that to frequently contemplate the brevity of one's life span, and its uncertainty. Whatever you undertake, cast your eyes on death."

Accepting that death is an inevitable part of the process and preparing for the end of life (and that it could happen any time) is key. 

67

756 reads

II. Have no fear

II. Have no fear

"Life is granted with death as its limitation; it's the universal endpoint. To fear it is madness, since fear is for things we're unsure of; certainties are merely awaited."

When we fear or worry about something, we are living through it twice. So, why fear something that's inevitable?

69

449 reads

III. Have no regrets

III. Have no regrets

"There's only one way we can say that the life we live is long: if it's enough."

"I look upon (my life) as though it could be my last."

Don't delay the things you want to do when you retire or when you think you will have the time to do it. Live immediately.

72

392 reads

IV. Set yourself free

IV. Set yourself free

"Death is as near as it can be...The thing we call dying, the moment when the soul leaves the body, is too quick for the speed of its exit to be felt. You fear for so long that which takes only a short time!"

Just being aware of how quick death is can help break the shackles of our fear. 

62

363 reads

V. Become a part of the whole

V. Become a part of the whole

"There is nothing that does not grow old...Whatever is, will no longer be; it won't die, but will be undone."

"It is a great comfort that the earth too is mortal."

60

488 reads

CURATED BY

prilosophy101

Lessons taught by life #philosophy #growth #learning

More like this

How Not to Die

4 ideas

How Not to Die

Michael Greger, M.D., FACLM

Read & Learn

20x Faster

without
deepstash

with
deepstash

with

deepstash

Access to 200,000+ ideas

Access to the mobile app

Unlimited idea saving & library

Unlimited history

Unlimited listening to ideas

Downloading & offline access

Personalized recommendations

Supercharge your mind with one idea per day

Enter your email and spend 1 minute every day to learn something new.

Email

I agree to receive email updates