Life is Short

Fantastic essay by Paul Graham reflecting on whether life really is short and how to avoid the "bullshit" that creeps in. He writes: "Life is short, as everyone knows. When I was a kid I used to wonder about this. Is life actually short, or are we really complaining about its finiteness? Would we be just as likely to feel life was short if we lived 10 times as long?

Since there didn't seem any way to answer this question, I stopped wondering about it. Then I had kids. That gave me a way to answer the question, and the answer is that life actually is short."

Worth a read!


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