All of us have read thrilling stories in which the hero had only a limited and specified time to live
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short as 24 hours. But always we were interested in discovering just how the doomed hero chose to spend his
last days or his last hours. I speak, of course, of free men who have a choice, not condemned criminals whose
sphere of activities is strictly delimited.
Such stories set us thinking, wondering what we should do under similar circumstances. What events, what
experiences, what associations should we crowd into those last hours as mortal beings? What happiness should
we find in reviewing the past, what regrets?
Sometimes I have thought it would be an excellent rule to live each day as if we should die tomorrow. Such an
attitude would emphasize sharply the values of life. We should live each day with a gentleness, a vigor, and
a keenness of appreciation which are often lost when time stretches before us in the constant panorama of
more days and months and years to come. There are those, of course, who would adopt the Epicurean motto of “
Eat, drink, and be merry, “ but most people would be chastened by the certainty of impending death.
In stories the doomed hero is usually saved at the last minute by some stroke of fortune, but almost always
his sense of values is changed. he becomes more appreciative of the meaning of life and its permanent
spiritual values. It has often been noted that those who live, or have lived, in the shadow of death bring a
mellow sweetness to everything they do