6 Life Lessons from Obituaries
This article came out of the Huffington Post and was written by Catherine Pearson. I really liked it since I am now consumed with death and it's aftermath. I know this will pass and I will move on to life in it's fullest again but right now this was a good thing to read. To many, obituaries might seem a sad business to be in, but nothing could be further from the truth for the people who write them. "I never mention how people die," said Anne Wroe, who has written obituaries for The Economist, in an interview with The Hairpin. "Because I don't think that's important at all. I think an obituary is a celebration of a life."And within those printed "celebrations" are many common themes and lessons that can serve as inspiration for the rest of us -- about what truly matters and how we can make the most of the time we have left."People have a primal fear of death, but 98 percent of the obit has nothing to do with death, but with life," Margalit Fox, a writer with The New York Times told The Paris Review last fall.
"We like to say it's the jolliest department in the paper," she said. With that in mind, here are a few lessons obituaries can teach the rest of us about living better:1. Don't wait.