Boston Globe Obituary writer shares 6 life lessons: from the dead
What does an obituary writer learn about life from covering the dead? [Boston Globe] asked the Globe's Bryan Marquard, who has written nearly 800 obituaries since switching to that beat three and a half years ago. Every day, he opens a window into the lives of others, how people live, and how they're remembered.
Boston Globe Obituary writer Bryan Marquard shares 6 life lessons he has learned from the dead in this slide-show presentation. The 6 life lessons are all worth considering, even though some may be expected. But, you can decide for yourself if these 6 life lessons: from the dead are worth considering.
The first lesson: Be nice is followed by Don't be mean, If you want to live long, retire young..., Or don't retire at all, You don't have to be rich -- or even have a home (good to know), and last, but not least, Act now.
To get you started, Be nice:
Simple enough advice, but we rarely think of it in terms of memories that linger after we're gone. No matter what you accomplish, how you treat people has a lot to do with how you will be remembered.
Discuss: What lessons have you learned from life?
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