On Unexpected Passings

On Unexpected Passings

The great experiment you can only try once.
On Unexpected Passings

I recently attended the funeral of a family member. Not exactly close family, but not very far either. I considered him to be a pillar: solid as a rock, almost invincible.

His death was unexpected. It took us all by surprise. Since then, I've been thinking a lot about my own mortality.

These are the conclusions I reached.

  • If you're in your early 20's, unlike what hustle culture tells you, you're not guaranteed these years.
  • You could get hit by a truck tomorrow. How satisfied would you feel if you spent the prime years of your life killing yourself for the capitalist machine?
  • Don't kid yourself: self employment is part of the rat race.

We only have one shot at this wonderful experiment. It could be taken away at any moment.

Don't fuck it up.

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Sergio Mattei

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