Life is Short, Keep It in Perspective

Happy New Year one and all!

Here’s a bit of Stoic thought to help keep a perspective on reality…


“Let death and exile, and all other things which appear terrible, be daily before your eyes, but death chiefly; and you will never entertain any abject thought, nor too eagerly covet anything.”

– Epictetus




About George Crawford

archaeologist, archer, primitive technologist, and wannabee musician ... mostly
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4 Responses to Life is Short, Keep It in Perspective

  1. James says:

    A further thought with regard to death… Life is like a roll of toilet paper. That is, the closer you get to the end, the faster is goes. -JB

  2. says:


    I have to chuckle at your post. I needed about a week to finish my trapping vardo and was working vigorously on it to head to Nebraska trapping critters right after Thanksgiving. . Something wasn’t quite right I felt. Cardiologist was called they did a heart cauterization Nov 24th. On Nov 28th I underwent a quintuple heart bypass. The vardo came to a screeching halt……

    Attached is a photo as it sets!

  3. Jake Levi says:

    Good words George, keep first things first, always.

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