memento mori; remember you will die. I used to have a bad relationship with death, I used to be terrified of it, and it’s not that I’m not still afraid, but it’s not actually death that scares me, its not living anymore than frightens me, not being able to experience life, every part of it. I think our culture has a bad viewpoint of death in general, like it’s some unnatural process, like we can cheat it if we are smart enough. Who knows, with developments in technology there might be a point in the future when we can laugh in the face of death, but for the time being it truly rules everything. Don’t let this get you down. Let it boost you up. Spend some time thinking about it. When you come to realize that each and every one of us is going to die, it really doesn’t matter when that time comes, it could be today, it could be one year from now, it could be ten, why does it matter? It is going to happen, remember that when you get scared, remember it when you feel anxiety creep in, remember it when you feel alone or depressed or afraid, death takes all of us and it trumps all other pain. So use it to your advantage. Let it shape your actions, the way you treat others, how you spend your time. You will not escape it. And also, make light of it. Don’t take yourself so seriously.