Just Want To Talk: Rational Thoughts about Mortality and Time

Posted by stuckonu @stuckonu, Tue, Oct 29 5:46am

It’s so great having a forum like this where we can talk about anything.

Since I have trouble keeping my posts short I’m going to make a special effort to be more mindful of what I’m saying. I don’t know if it’s possible but it’s a good place to start admitting and owning up to it.

Thank y’all for putting up with my rambling

Sincerely

SoY. <~~~~> edited SoU

@stuckonu
Hi Stucky,
This post is barely a good size sentence for you.
Jake

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I read an article this morning that really got me to thinking. I've often had thoughts on mortality as I have recently lost some of my older friends, which if a person lives long enough I'm sure we all experience. It makes some really great points and helps me realize what is truely important and what I should focus on in my own life.

20 Brutal Truths About Life No One Wants to Admit: Time is your most valuable asset–you need to prioritize how you spend it.
https://www.inc.com/matthew-jones/20-brutal-truths-about-life-no-one-wants-to-admit.html

Numbers 14 and 20 are my favorite points. What are yours?

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@johnbishop

I read an article this morning that really got me to thinking. I've often had thoughts on mortality as I have recently lost some of my older friends, which if a person lives long enough I'm sure we all experience. It makes some really great points and helps me realize what is truely important and what I should focus on in my own life.

20 Brutal Truths About Life No One Wants to Admit: Time is your most valuable asset–you need to prioritize how you spend it.
https://www.inc.com/matthew-jones/20-brutal-truths-about-life-no-one-wants-to-admit.html

Numbers 14 and 20 are my favorite points. What are yours?

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@johnbishop How to choose just two? This list just seems to speak to me this morning, well, actually shouting is more like it! Numbers 5 & 9 work together, poignant this year because it will be my first to not spend hours working on the Donate Life float for the Rose Parade. Numbers 11 & 19 also work together and are meaningful to me. Thank you for sending this article out to us!
Ginger

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@gingerw you are so right…the list shouted at me this morning also. I'll bet you really have some great memories working on the Rose Parade float. Even though I grew up in Southern California, all of my memories of the Rose Parade were from getting up early as a kid and watching it on TV – first one I saw was at my neighbors house on a black and white TV. Still was amazing through. So many good points in the list that what sticks out for me can change each time I read it depending on what memories pop into my head.

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@johnbishop

@gingerw you are so right…the list shouted at me this morning also. I'll bet you really have some great memories working on the Rose Parade float. Even though I grew up in Southern California, all of my memories of the Rose Parade were from getting up early as a kid and watching it on TV – first one I saw was at my neighbors house on a black and white TV. Still was amazing through. So many good points in the list that what sticks out for me can change each time I read it depending on what memories pop into my head.

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@johnbishop Usually I worked the grunt stuff of cutting flowers up or covering components with seeds, several days ahead. On New Year's Day itself, up super early to go to the ocean or mountains for dawn ritual, then back to apartment to watch the coverage on KTLA, snacking on ranch dip with veggies. We watched on a black-and-white TV also, as a kid. We only got 2 channels back then.
Ginger

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@johnbishop

I read an article this morning that really got me to thinking. I've often had thoughts on mortality as I have recently lost some of my older friends, which if a person lives long enough I'm sure we all experience. It makes some really great points and helps me realize what is truely important and what I should focus on in my own life.

20 Brutal Truths About Life No One Wants to Admit: Time is your most valuable asset–you need to prioritize how you spend it.
https://www.inc.com/matthew-jones/20-brutal-truths-about-life-no-one-wants-to-admit.html

Numbers 14 and 20 are my favorite points. What are yours?

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Love the article, @johnbishop. Some thoughtful ideas. Thanks for sharing!

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@johnbishop

I read an article this morning that really got me to thinking. I've often had thoughts on mortality as I have recently lost some of my older friends, which if a person lives long enough I'm sure we all experience. It makes some really great points and helps me realize what is truely important and what I should focus on in my own life.

20 Brutal Truths About Life No One Wants to Admit: Time is your most valuable asset–you need to prioritize how you spend it.
https://www.inc.com/matthew-jones/20-brutal-truths-about-life-no-one-wants-to-admit.html

Numbers 14 and 20 are my favorite points. What are yours?

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@johnbishop Thanks for sharing, John. I like 16. You cannot control what other people say or think about you or what they do to you. The only thing you really have any control over is yourself and how you respond to others and to what happens to you.

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@marvinjsturing

@johnbishop Thanks for sharing, John. I like 16. You cannot control what other people say or think about you or what they do to you. The only thing you really have any control over is yourself and how you respond to others and to what happens to you.

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Amen to #16. Have reminded myself about that more than once.

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@johnbishop

I read an article this morning that really got me to thinking. I've often had thoughts on mortality as I have recently lost some of my older friends, which if a person lives long enough I'm sure we all experience. It makes some really great points and helps me realize what is truely important and what I should focus on in my own life.

20 Brutal Truths About Life No One Wants to Admit: Time is your most valuable asset–you need to prioritize how you spend it.
https://www.inc.com/matthew-jones/20-brutal-truths-about-life-no-one-wants-to-admit.html

Numbers 14 and 20 are my favorite points. What are yours?

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Thanks, @johnbishop Excellent article. My husband and I were just talking about our mortality the other day. It's something you need to think about despite wanting to deny it and feeling invincible. My husband works with a bunch of retired men, basically working more for camaraderie than the money — the pay is terrible — and a number of them have died. We have both lost people, younger than we are, so are very conscious of it. I particularly am since I, my brother, and sister have all outlived my parent's ages at death, as did my brother who has passed away four years ago.
JK

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@johnbishop

I read an article this morning that really got me to thinking. I've often had thoughts on mortality as I have recently lost some of my older friends, which if a person lives long enough I'm sure we all experience. It makes some really great points and helps me realize what is truely important and what I should focus on in my own life.

20 Brutal Truths About Life No One Wants to Admit: Time is your most valuable asset–you need to prioritize how you spend it.
https://www.inc.com/matthew-jones/20-brutal-truths-about-life-no-one-wants-to-admit.html

Numbers 14 and 20 are my favorite points. What are yours?

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@johnbishop Thank you. For me it is number 6. I learned this only recently and working on changing things. Not easy.

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@parus

@johnbishop Thank you. For me it is number 6. I learned this only recently and working on changing things. Not easy.

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@johnbishop #12 is my mission…stay present and stay in the present. I also sent these to Jay….he was grateful. Be safe and protected today.

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