Pat Robertson doesn’t have to tell you that the world is a seemingly scary place to live right now. Natural disasters, Wars, and Terrorism are all around. Now, the threat of a pandemic is evolving into a perfect storm with the spread of the bird flu through the East. To all of this doom and gloom I say, “Eat, Drink, and be Merry!” This saying connotes, strong middle ages usage. In that time there was little predictability to health and mortality. But somehow in our modern world we feel that we can predict our lives. We plan our lives out for 5, 10, 25, 50 years into the future, but we have no guarantees. The one guarantee that we do have is that you are reading this right now. Talk about carpe diem. You may finish reading this post and be wiped off the face of the earth, which figures poorly in to your life’s plan. So, my advice is: make sure you have a good life insurance policy, a well drafted will, take seriously the serious things in life (family, friends, and beer), and Eat, Drink, and be Merry!
- September 30, 2005
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