Dying well


Very few people spend time thinking about how they want to die much less where they want to die. I would argue that thinking about these two questions will inform your decisions on how you live your life. I recently had a birthday, and I pondered these questions at length. Based on my answers I realized that I had to make a drastic changes in the way I live my life.


For me, dying well means living well. It means living to a good old age and being surrounded by family and friends if possible as I take my last breath. Dying well means not burdening my children and surviving family with a mountain of medical bills when I die. Dying well means optimizing and reorganizing my life to be in the best state of health possible. Dying well means raising my children to be the best they can be. It means raising my children not only be productive  members of society but more importantly to be caring members of society.

I leave you with a quote from Morrie Schwartz: “Dying is only one thing to be sad over… Living unhappily is something else”

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9 thoughts on “Dying well

  1. Excellent post, raises questions not only about death, and most importantly about life. Death does not depend on us, but of course I want to live with the beloved and die in one day, and not to bring anyone trouble.

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  2. no one as time to think about because they are thinking about living.
    Everyone’s time will come, how or when nobody knows. One may live a good life but have a less then good death. Equally one may live a dangerous and risky life but die at a ripe old age. One may be family orientated devote their time to their loved ones and children. But when on death’s doorstep the love ones or children has abandoned the person leaving them to die alone….

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  3. Well said! So many people like to make out death as this dark and morbid thing, but it really doesn’t have to be that way. It can be a peaceful passing at the end of a fulfilling life if you let it.

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