Death Reflections #24

From: ‘How To Die: An Ancient Guide to the End of Life’ by Seneca, edited, translated, and introduced by James S. Romm:

Quote: As for myself, I wouldn’t refuse the addition of more years… But if my life span is cut short, I will say that I lacked nothing that would render that life happy… I did not prepare for that far-off day that my greedy hopes had promised would be my last, but rather I regarded every day as though it were my last. (Epistle 93)

Thought: Not living each day as if it is your last will lead to great regret one day. Living each day as if it is your last will lead to no regrets on the last day.