"We don't beat the Grim Reaper by living longer, we beat the Reaper by living well and living fully, for the Reaper will come for all of us. The question is what do we do between the time we are born and the time he shows up?"--RANDY PAUSCH
Death has had various names over the millennia: Angel of Death, the Slayer, and the Hooded One. However, in the mid-19th century, the term, Grim Reaper, became operative. The Grim Reaper gallops through the world like a farmer harvesting not grain but people with his scythe.
As we get older, the Grim Reaper lurks around us more and more. We fear that he will ride up to us all too soon. We want to live longer lives. However, Randy Pausch said, while dying of pancreatic cancer, something that we all need to heed.
💀 "We don't beat the Grim Reaper by living longer, we beat the Reaper by living well and living fully, for the Reaper will come for all of us.The question is what do we do between the time we are born and the time he shows up. It's too late to do all the things that you're gonna kinda get around to."
Now, to be absolutely honest with you, unless you have danced with death, you won't fully understand what Pausch meant. I understand. Once I understood it, it was an amazingly transformative event in my life.Trust me.
Granted, we are not immortals. Sooner or later, death will lead us in its dance. However, we need to get involved in life now, not tomorrow, but now. It will change your life. Do it today, because sometimes tommorow becomes never.