This website is about getting the most out of your time on this planet. So let’s think about death.
Think about it for a moment. However long you live, your death will mark the end of the third third of your life. That’s true for you, me and everyone else, however long we live.
It’s surprising how, in a lot of countries and cultures, we don’t really talk or, it seems, even think about death that much. After all, it’s a certainty for all of us.
Even when we accept a statistics-based assessment that our death is more likely to occur when we’re such and such years old*, these days it seems we still like to think our personal final day is some way off in the distance.
The trouble is, that’s not a great way to live. It’s sensible to think about death by choice, rather than when it’s forced upon you. By doing so, you can prepare for it with the care and consideration it ought to be given. That can benefit both you and your loved ones.
And I suggest, too, that by thinking about and preparing for death you will better appreciate and enjoy your remaining life.
With the3rd3rd I am pulling together my thoughts about and reactions to various deaths I’ve experienced. And I am trying to explain what I have learned from my very close encounter with my own death.
Yes, your past and future experiences in connection with death will be personal to you. But I hope knowing what I’ve thought and felt might be useful. Everything else aside, it’s always good to know you’re not alone.
* The UK Office for National Statistics life expectancy calculator is here.