Are you Ready to Die?

Memento mori

Are you ready to die? I’m not, which means my philosophical training is not yet complete. I’m not a sage. As Seneca says:

“Most men ebb and flow in wretchedness between the fear of death and the hardships of life; they are unwilling to live, and yet they do not know how to die.” (Letters to Lucilius, IV.5)

I have always been “willing to live” in Seneca’s sense, meaning to do things in life that I…