Memento Mori

Is there meaning in death? Knowledge of our impending death has me ask, “Who am I?,” and “Why do I exist?” Pool   felt, “it is life that must teach us to accept death.  Death must help us understand the meaning of life.” (1966) The knowledge of my impending death lead me to my Theory of Balanceology powerful M-2 pillar What brings meaning to our life? Does meaning come to our life because of death? If I lead a meaningful life will that make my death more meaningful? Kreeft said, “for if even death is meaningful, then life is startling more meaningful; than we usually think; and if death is  not meaningful, then life, in the final analysis, is not meaningful.” (1992) Memento mori —–> “remember death” was a skill some of the Ancients had, but is a lost skill for most of us moderns. Do we need to accept that death is a natural part of living? Cicero said to live by Nature we will have a good life; we will have  a good death.  Pool felt, “life is the answer to death.” (1966)  Confucious suggested, “while you don’t know of life, what can you know of death.” Readers – do you agree that dying is a skill? If so, is the great skill of dying leading a meaningful life? Is satisfaction of our natural needs (M-1) a basis for leading a meaningful existence? Seneca felt, “life is long if you know how to live it.” It is incumbent upon us to balance-out the meaning of life and death. I felt obliged to build a Theory of Balanceology worldview that accommodates living <–> accommodates dying. I required a worldview that can encompass a beginning <–> can encompass an ending. I asked, “Is death not so much about dying, but more about living?” I designed a Theory of Balanceology worldview that helps explains pain, suffering, and the knowledge of my impeding death. I constructed a worldview that gave sanctity to a life that has lived, dignity to the dead, and one where death can teach the living. In formulating my worldview, I turned to Nature’s ongoing patterns of order, fluidity, cyclicity, unity, harmony, and balance.

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