When you look at your life and the kinds of things that capture your attention, do you ever think about what you’re really doing? Too often we tend to care about the wrong things. We can spend our time bickering or watching bad movies, allowing our attention to be bound up in petty distractions.
We tend to tacitly presume we will live forever. Often the things we do with our life only make sense in light of eternity, but reality is vastly different. Sometimes we are only a doctors visit away from our own mortality.
Neuroscientist, philosopher and writer, Sam Harris, explains how people waste their lives doing non-essential things, rather than focus on accomplishing the most they can before they die.