Being old and retired I have time to think about these things. I asked myself, if I died tomorrow what conclusions would I draw (meaning insights) about life? What would i have learned about life before I stepped off the planet, shuffled off this mortal coil, took a dirt nap, etc? I will spare you my answers, but I am curious about yours. Especially those younger than myself (which is everyone here!).
It’s something, IMO, worth thinking about when you are young as well. A bit morbid, but western society buries bringing death into our daily lives. Death is hidden, sanitized, nuanced and religicized. That is a mistake, IMO. But my question is more about life. Thinking about it while it is in full swing. So many find themselves at the end full of regret for a life not fully lived. Looking at your conclusions in mid stride can help to avoid these disappointments, I think. Best not to find yourself looking in the mirror at another Babbit if you can help yourself. Too easy to let it slip by lost in the day to day.
Why is this subject on a tech forum? Cause this is the greatest forum on the web and I am part of this community. And any conclusions by members and lurkers here would certainly have some musical insight. That’s why.