What could go wrong? :)
This is the honest way of making sure the centre holds for as long as the centre can hold.
Taken to its extreme, it means living life by remembering that I will die. Not that everyone will die, not we all must die, but, me, the tapper of these keystrokes, I will die. Morose? Maybe. Pessimistic? Perhaps. True? Yes. A flight plan for happiness if interpreted in a healthy way? I am beginning to believe so.
Memento mori is an old piece of wisdom. The ancients taught it helped form the way to a good life. It is worth digging them up again. Or reading Chris Hadfield as a shortcut.
*The Talus Dome is a public art installation composed of more than 1,000 stainless steel spheres shaped like a sloping mass of earth. It sits, suspended, articulating, on a hillside near the Quesnell Bridge in Edmonton.