“When you arrive at the point I’m at, you appreciate the start truth of the Buddhist statement that “when you’re young, everybody knows they’re going to die and nobody believes it.” When you’re facing death, you believe it.
We’re all on the same ship, and it’s going to sink sooner or later. One hundred and ten years from now no one who is here now will be alive. When you look at it that way, you can see how absurd it is that we individualise ourselves with our fences and hoarded possessions, refusing to recognize our commonalities.”
— Morrie Schwartz (“Morris In His Own Words”)