A year or so ago, a guy I didn’t like died. We used to argue all the time over our opinions. Now he’s dead. I guess I won.
James Altucher | Choose Yourself (p. 163)
This made me giggle. That’s all.
Of course, as I’m prone to telling anyone who will listen, we’re all dying, right now. I’ll save ruminations on that for another post.
I won’t even give the original context for this quote, because honestly, I didn’t find it very interesting – but as I mentioned with regards to Alan Watts, sometimes there’s a golden nugget of a sentence or idea in an otherwise boring, or nonsense paragraph, chapter, book (or person), and I’m not inclined to throw it out just because of where it lives.
For now, rest easy in the fact that some of the people you don’t like will die before you. It won’t be your fault, you certainly would never hope for such a thing (you’re not a monster), but it will happen anyway.
And you’ll never admit it, but you’ll have won.