Monday, 23 January 2012
PREPARE TO DIE TO REALLY LIVE
Death is impossible for us to fathom: it is so immense, so frightening, that we will do almost anything to avoid thinkingabout it. Society is organized to make death invisible, to keep it several steps removed. That distance may seem necessary for our comfort, but it comeswith a terrible price: the illusion of limiless time, & a consequent lack of seriousness about daily life. We are running from the reality that faces usall.
As a warrior in life, you must turn this dynamic around: make the thought of death something not to escape but to embrace. Your days are numbered. Will you pass them half awake & half hearted or will you live with a sense of urgency? Cruel theaters stages by a czar are unnecessary; death will cometo you without them. Imagine it pressing im on you, leaving you no escape - for there is no escape. Feeling death at your heels will make all your actions more certain, more forceful. This could be your last throw of the dice: make it count. -Robert Greene, The 33 Strategies of War, 2006
PERSPECTIVE:Being falsely in prison reminds me of my morality everyday. i die everyday awakening in a cold prison cell. i can image what those on death row feel like: damn. In time this feeling gave me a philosophy of "perparing to die to really live."
Years of my life have been lost. Now every shot must count. isay what i mean & mean what i say. i tell my fam & friends i love them every chance i get. i fight for what love w/ no regrets. EMBRACE ME THE SAME WAY!