When I talk about time I try to talk in stark terms. I do this to emphasize how important it is. James’ tone here is lovely, and his references wise. And among them the clearest most severe of points:
You are richer than 93% of people. Not in money, but in time. 108 billion people have lived throughout history. 93% of them are dead.
You have what every king and queen, every pharaoh and ruler, every CEO and celebrity of the past would give all their wealth for:
Yes! Imagine your final moments, you are literally dying. Wait! If you do X you get to live another year! I would give everything I own! Life is precious. And yet how much if it today will we waste?
James makes other great points about time in that one post. I just discovered him, and will go back to see what else he’s discovered.