One of the key components of becoming a sage is embracing one's mortality. Learning how to embrace death frees us to live a fuller life. Plus we think about how we are spending our time and the legacy we are leaving behind.
"I guess making things fun is the only revenge you have against mortality. Of course I think about mortality. So many of my colleagues and friends have died that I'm forced to think about it.
What we would all like is to kind of choose when we're ready to go, and we'd not have any fear. The best part about death is that it's not selective. It's comforting to know that everyone dies. Death is the pure democracy."
One of the Sages I interviewed recently said, "You know how they say there are only two things that we all have in common: death and taxes. Well, some people don't pay taxes!"
So I guess "death" is what we all have in common, yet we don't know when. Make sure every moment counts.