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By Brianna Wiest

There may be no more propelling concept than the fact that we don’t have forever – and not one that we barely ever acknowledge. The unknownness of our mortality isn’t something many people even try to delve into, and this is most often because in considering that we will, one day, die, our lives take on a grander, more honest perspective. We have to ask the real questions: am I doing something worthwhile? Am I putting my mind and time and energy toward something meaningful? These answers beget action, and those actions create change. If you soberly meditate on the reality of your short existence, and how little you’re promised of it, that change will, most likely, be radical.