Random wisdom

September 14, 2011

I read in a book once, I forgot which book or what it was about, just that I suddenly remember the gist of a particular passage, of the which the premise is like this;

“Modern people are those who think they won’t die”

We live in an age where perhaps only in the last 100 or even just 50 years in the history of humanity that we live in relative prosperity and peace – the streets are safer; wars are waging, but in distant lands; progress in medicine & technology are such that people don’t die in their homes any more.  All these led to people not being able to see death as reality, and when that happens we stop living each day to the best we can.  That is why it is easy to delay the promises that should be kept today, even though one never knows what may happen tomorrow.