It may sound contradictory to talk about death on a site whose main mantra is about happiness. Well, the truth is one cannot talk about life without mentioning death. Death is a part of life. It is a reality we are obliged to live with. As the famous Steve Jobs once said: “No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It is life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.”
Accepting death is by no means its glorification. On the contrary, it means looking past death. It means appreciating and enjoying every moment we have. It means, enjoying each day to the fullest. It means living life to our maximum potential.
It means accepting with grace when the moment comes which is to itself any moment. It means being humble, respecting others, and not taking one’s self too seriously. It signifies not worrying about little things because death is the ultimate equalizer. It means being grateful for the many blessings in our lives. That all is itself a recipe for happiness.
In concluding once more in Steve Jobs’ words: “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”