You might be the sort of helpless romantic who loves Valentine’s Day – and all the fun and romance it brings.
The holiday might fill you with less-than-gushing feelings. Whether you’re single or not, there are plenty of reasons to dislike it.
Or maybe you ignore the whole thing – it doesn’t bother you.
No matter how you feel about it…
… you’re probably due for an antidote.
After all that sugar, you’ll need a little spice.
And this is about as spicy as it gets.
I’m talking about death here – the dark and immortal reaper that stalks each of us.
Take everything about Valentine’s Day – the sappiness, the romance, the corporations rubbing their hands in glee, the lonely singles, the proud singles, the folks looking for a meaningless hookup…
Death, in its own way, drives each of these.
And it’s their opposite.
The perfect antidote to “I will wuv uu for all eternity” is the stark reminder that your time is finite. Eternity isn’t in the cards for you.
So what will you do about that?
Rage against the cold and uncaring universe you find yourself in?
Put all your faith in an unseen life after this?
Will you see how the time you have is a precious gift? Whether there’s an afterlife or not, your time spent here is a remarkable opportunity to do amazing things.
So let Valentine’s Day – a celebration of creation – pass behind you and focus on the scythe that’ll one day cut you from this world.
It’s up to you as to whether that’s bleak or hopeful.
But it’s not up to you about if, or even when, it’ll happen.
If it’s coming, then you lose nothing by admitting it. In fact, you’ll gain quite a lot by no longer pretending to ignore what you know is true.
There’s tremendous power in the inevitability of your demise. Here’s what this issue of Phronesis Accelerator covers:
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