Death: The Great Equalizer

Cruel death is the great equalizer no matter if one is king/vagabond, rich/poor, tatterman/fancy pants, man/woman, atheist/theist, black/white, gay/straight, powerful/weak, Jew/Moslem, queen/pauper, beauty/beast, celebrities/common man, or wall-street/main-street. I now realize –—> death will not be cheated!  Horace, indicated that, “pale Death bets equally at the poor man’s gate and at the palaces of kings.”(1st Cent BC) I notably appreciate the following insightful paragraph from Steve Job’s Commencement Address at Stanford University, June 12, 2005. It taps into this equalizing concept I am trying to acknowledge, convey, express, and give credit to: “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 room for the new.  Right now the  new is  you,  but someday  not to  long from  now,  you will  gradually  become the old and  be cleared away.          Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true .  . . . . . . .  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 other’s opinions drown out your inner voice.  And most important,  have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

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