Posts Tagged ‘urgency’

The knowledge that I am going to die brings focus and urgency to my life

January 28, 2018

It is the knowledge that I am going to die that creates the focus that I bring to being alive. The urgency of accomplishment, the need to express love – now, not later.

If we live forever, why ever get out of bed in the morning, because you always have tomorrow? That’s not the kind of life that I want to lead.

Larry King: Don’t you fear not being around?

Neil de Grasse Tyson: I fear living a life where I could have accomplished something and I didn’t. That’s what I fear. I don’t fear death. I want this written on my tombstone: Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. [Horace Mann]

— Neil de Grasse Tyson (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ndj5KjKyr3E) starting at 3 minutes, 20 seconds into the video