The Beauty of Ephemerality: Why We Should Cherish the Fleetingness of Our Lives

Celine Leboeuf, Ph.D.
The Labyrinth
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4 min readDec 21, 2020

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Last year, I struck up a conversation with a man sitting next to me at the bar of a TGIF at Miami International Airport. I never learned his name, nor did he learn mine. Still, we enjoyed nearly an hour-long conversation: we discussed his son’s hesitance to pursue a degree in the humanities, despite his obvious aptitude for writing and his dismal performance in computer science courses. The man sought my advice as a philosophy professor about how to persuade his son to switch paths.

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Celine Leboeuf, Ph.D.
The Labyrinth

I’m a professor at Florida International University. I love applying philosophy to everyday life—and inspiring others to do the same! www.ccleboeuf.com