Chris Guillebeau offers us some introspective thoughts about our own mortality.
Episode 1734: Chasing Daylight: Some Thoughts on Mortality by Chris Guillebeau on Living An Intentional Life
Chris Guillebeau is a New York Times bestselling author and modern-day explorer. He is the author of 5 books and his daily podcast, Side Hustle School, is downloaded more than 2 million times a month. Every summer in Portland, Oregon, Chris hosts the World Domination Summit, a gathering of creative, remarkable people with thousands in attendance. Chris is also the founder of Pioneer Nation, Unconventional Guides, the Travel Hacking Cartel, and numerous other projects. During a lifetime of self-employment that included a four-year commitment as a volunteer executive in West Africa, he visited every country in the world (193 in total) before his 35th birthday.
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This is optimal. Living daily episode, seventeen thirty four chasing daylight, some thoughts on mortality by Chris Colombo,
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chasing daylight some thoughts on mortality by Chris Colombo.
Chris Gill Abode. I come. I recently read two books about the choices people make when faced with the knowledge of their forthcoming death. The first book is called last
acts and was written by a doctor who were predominantly with hospice patients throughout the book. People make different choices. Some see to Korea closure with their law
the ones and prepare as much as possible to say farewell to life. As we know it, others refuse to accept the reality of their forthcoming death and try to fight as long as possible
The other rights Non judge mentally, but also shares his belief that those who accepted the circumstances and attempted to create closure made the better choice than those who chose to Britain
and they weren't die? Then I read chasing daylight a similar book from a very different perspective.
Is it have been written by a healthy doktor working with sick patients is written by an executive who was given.
less than ninety days to live due to a rapidly appearing brain tumor in this book. These negative considers himself fortunate to have the chance to effect
We count down the days until his death within
he's of learning about the tumor. He makes a list of every
in his life. He wishes to say goodbye to then he begins com
taking all of them one by one to let each person know what they meant to him: some people, he contacts are uncomfortable, afraid or even angry, with his desire to close relationships.
But, as he says in the book, no one is going to overrule the wishes of a dying man, so he pushes ahead. I read both books very quickly with the
Instead, we are reading about someone whose days are limited. You shouldn't wait too long before finding out what happens with them in different ways. Both books demonstrate the need to live deliberately instead of just passively filling the days. This brings us
to a good question I heard recently from Jamie and Little rock
If we were no longer here tomorrow, who would notice, Jamie's pastor too often asked this question of his congregation, but don't let that put you off, I think, is an excellent question for everyone
about regardless of background, would anyone notice if you were gone and if so, what would they notice does? I kind of thinking produce regrets
so is there anything we can do about them? The European also helps to think about the present
When the author chasing daylight realises he has only ninety days left to live. He immediately
Besides from his job as see YO, even though he loved his
job and drive the lot of a from it, some the hospice.
Visions and last I see to reclaim creative projects. They had abandoned early in life. Almost everyone in both booksellers those-
were able to deal with the knowledge of their impending death, reflects about the importance of creating perfect moments and living in the present most
time. These days I wake up, excited and go to sleep excited, sometimes even
wake up in the middle of the night. Thinking about all the projects I wanna work on, so many countries left new ventures, new friends, trips, writing projects, business ventures, etc. I don't want to
I don't expect it to end for a while, but reading last acts and choosing daylight served as good reminders that we don't always get to chew.
how things turn out. So it's important to make sure we are deliberate and the things we do have control over from refugees to survivors of all
kinds of meant a lot of people whose lives have been altered through trauma and near death experiences in my own life. I can pin point of view expressed
Does that shook me up and cause me to rethink my priorities, especially a major change that came about
after nine eleven, whereas depressed and trying to find a way to engage with the world. The problem
is that these events don't come along very often for good reason and when they
you come along. You, dont always have a choice in how to respond is responding to trauma, therefore, is better. If you can avoid it
you can call it that a real change in your life- you don't have to wait
for a nine eleven, a car crash, another near brush with death to
about what really matters you can do.
so right now, today, no matter what else is happening in your life as well,
yeah. I do my best to live in the present, while looking forward to the future is not always easy to do this. Even if you're happy with your life has. I am over
you're. It helps to get up on Sunday mornings and run for at least an hour without listening to music like listening to music when I exercise, but it also tenses zone me out so sometimes is good too just run
novel. I go for long walks alone. My balance, these behaviors, which are solitary by design within each country,
to something bigger than myself and hopefully make the world a better place along the way.
I feel glad to be alive and aware that all of this is a beautiful gift, haunted ticket
seriously as it deserves Maria
were put it. This way, tell me what is it you planted
You with your one wild and precious life in various forms,
since eight that are what I believe we should think about every single day. How would you respond?
you just listen to the post, titled shaving daylight. Some thoughts on mortality
Chris kill a beau of Crystal abode dot com. A real, quick thanks to anchor for hosting the spot cast anchor is the easiest way to make upon cast they'll distribute your pod cast for you, so it can be heard everywhere: Spotify Apple, podcast, Google, podcast and many more. You can easily make money from your bike ass to with no minimum listener. Ship anger gives you everything you need in one place for free, which it can use right from your phone or computer creation tools, lighter, recording, Eddie, you're podcast, so it sounds great download the anchor up or go to anchor dot fm to get
started taking Chris. This one felt super relevant, considering we're dealing with the pandemic. Still at least we are here in the United States, I'm not sure where you are hopefully is better there than it is here, but in either case I'm sure it impacted your life in some way and like major, national or global events in the past and makes a step back and consider our lives. That's a positive that came from the situation, hopefully that we think about how times were before and possibly how we could have spent that time and now maybe he'll change our behavior for the better and help us think about what's most important wake up calls aren't fun, but
I'll go to them once in awhile in this past year has definitely been one of those. So take it to heart, but, like you said, don't rely on them to make an impact on your life. If you have a day of reflection today, in the meantime, I'll be back tomorrow as usual, we're out to my life away
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