Yiddish Proverb On Death
Every man knows that he must die but no one believes it. -Yiddish Proverb
Death is the final destination for everyone, yet that idea haunts us. We don't live our lives every day thinking of death. In fact, we try our best to avoid it. We exercise regularly, we search online and research information when we notice anything strange with our bodies, we go to our doctor periodically, take our medications, drink vitamins and do every possible thing to avoid death. This Yiddish proverb is saying that we all know we must die, but we have a hard time accepting it. And, not only "us" but also our loved ones. We don't want to see them go.
To avoid fearing death, it is critical that we live our lives every day without regrets. Try something new, go on an adventure across the globe, take chances, make mistakes and learn. This is how we grow. Don't live your whole life in the same town, live somewhere else. Don't stay in a relationship that makes you unhappy and miserable. Spend time with the people that matter. By doing so, we should be able to die at any given moment with satisfaction. There is no age for death, it happens any time to anyone at any given moment, and we should be able to accept this and live each day with no regrets.