I’m sorry, but I heartily disagree. I’m a lot closer to death than you are, I have to assume, and I have experienced so many losses in my life, such as, the loss of my son, and yet I know that by merely thinking about death has not really given me the impetus to appreciate the moment of living, now, today!
Respectfully, being able to appreciate death generally only occurs when someone close to you dies. And appreciate is not the proper description of what one experiences when a loved one dies. The experience of losing a love one is a searing pain that merely dips under the surface of a current reality after the initial shock of the loss. One loses one’s appetite and the ability to sleep, without the aid of medication. Time simply does not exit. It’s incomprehensible that others can and do still laugh, eat, experience life while you sit and stare in a state in stunned disbelief.
In other words — it is really impossible to contemplate the gravity of one’s own demise on a daily basis because death is something so alien, even when one experiences the loss of a loved one, is simply something that is incomprehensible.