Paul Graham's recent essay, Life is Short, discusses making the most of our short lives by focusing on the things that really matter.
With our youngster almost ready to leave the nest, I try to remind friends (and myself) to be conscious of how brief their kids' childhoods will be. Paul Graham puts it into perspective in his essay, Life is Short:
We all live on borrowed time and the debt is too great to ever fully repay. At the very least, we could all strive to find ways to pay interest on it.
Most of my posts are technical, but I've wanted to expand on a post from Raptitude for a long time. In Your Whole Life Is Borrowed Time, David discusses how he felt after hearing about a mass shooting at a place he'd recently visited: