Memento Mori

Deborah KayBy Deborah KayJune 25, 20221 Minutes

Memento mori  (Latin for “remember you die”) is a Stoic reminder of the inevitability of death.

While this may seem morbid, it is a reminder to seize the day, to live in the present and to be grateful for every moment.

Epictetus used to say:

“What harm is it, just when you are kissing your little child, to say: Tomorrow you will die” – Epictetus

One of the weirder things on my phone is an app called WeCroak that sends five randomly timed notifications with quotes on death to remind oneself that to contemplate death daily.


“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” – Jack Kerouac

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