Ignorance, Arogance and Immortality

Amazingly astute speech by a man who’s work I have not been familiar with  but will soon rectify my ignorance. Yesterday I was pondering similar thoughts and how fortuitous I should stumble upon this video clip. We are all going to die in relative obscurity, we won’t be famous, we won’t be powerful and after a generation or two most people will have forgotten about us. I don’t say this to cause you sadness, I say it because I want you to be happy with your here and now. Today is all we are given, this very moment is all there is. Treat those that love you and care about you kindly because the only way you will ever have an immortal life is in the memories of those you leave behind.

Tim Minchin UWA Address (2013): http://youtu.be/NyBvbot3emM

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s