“Many times an old man has no other evidence besides his age to prove he has lived a long time.” Seneca, On Tranquility of Mind.
Strip away your material possessions, money, status and the ‘gongs’ that signal what you have achieved, and what is left of your life? How will you rate how well you made the best of your time on this planet? Wisdom, insight and spiritual growth don’t require material things – unless the act of losing these dearly-held things brings with it the opportunity to learn.
Waste no time today in striving to gain yet more. What you need you already have. You cannot buy more time.
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