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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Chapter 9: An Unexpected Death

Although we know that death is inevitable, death is not an easy concept to grasp. Whether it’s an elderly person given the news that they have only 6 months left to live or healthy newborn baby killed in a car accident, death is hard to digest. In chapter 9, Julius Caesar describes the best kind of death as “An unexpected one”. I agree!

I agree with this because it’s a guideline that everyone should follow. Because we don’t know when our time is up, life should be spent trying to achieve as much good as possible. I believe that if people understood this to its fullest, families would be undivided, friendships could be restored and more energy would go towards resolving the problem instead of arguing and fighting. I am not saying that life would be perfect if this guideline was followed; however, there could be more peace and harmony.

I found this interesting quote on Pinterest that says “Be grateful, appreciate every second of life. Be kind to others, smile often and lend a hand. Be positive, about everything. Be flexible, it’s ok to bend your own rules from time to time. Celebrate, even the small things. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Don’t take yourself too seriously, laugh at yourself. Be spontaneous and adventurous. Enjoy the small things. Don’t wait for the right moment, make the moment. Say I love you, often.” In my opinion, Julius Caesar was right by saying the best kind of death is “An unexpected one” because you put less focus on dying and more on living the best life possible.


  1. I can endorse most of that list. I can't be positive about literally everything, but probably could do a better job of seeing the silver lining behind many dark clouds. Glass half full or half empty? Either way, I'll have another!

  2. I liked reading this. I answered the same discussion question myself. My only question for you is if your family would agree that loosing you suddenly would be best for them? Or would it only be best for you?