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Have Things to Lose! (Poem)

Updated: Jun 17


A young knight.

Do you think you have little reason to live,

If you wish to keep yourself,

Remember the following:

The more things you got to lose,

The less reasoning you'll have,


Of course, death is eternal,

And possessions are not,

But unlike death, which is permanent,

Possessions are to be maintained,

If we wish them to endure the rusty influence,

Of long, long times,



Remember this:

Should I die,

This website won't cease to exist as well,

And yet, I have far more to lose --

Hundreds of articles, days of hard work and so on, were finished.


The more things you got to lose,

Both in possession and in potential,

The less willing you'll be to die, prematurely or maturely.

Everything, thus, that is in the danger, to go away with you,

Needs a heir, to extend its lifespan,

And after a heir is accepted, the cycle goes on,

As long as the line of heritage,

Sees a good-enough reason,

To maintain a long-term legacy,


If you value your life, or if you wish to value it,

The legacy will keep your feet on the ground,

And prevent you from becoming a balloon,

That shall fly away from the Earth,


Thus, if you wish to live a life

That has been well lived,

Even after years of delight.


You have to be remembered,

If you wish your life to be meaningful and contributing

To anyone that is more than yourself exclusively.

In other words, if you want to resume living --

Have things to lose! Whether or not you are alive or dead.



A legacy is important not only for preservation,

But to be of servitude to others,


Children are not necessarily a good form of heritage,

If they are to eventually forget you, their ancestor.

Do something that will justify your existence to both you and others,

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Tomasio A. Rubinshtein, Philosocom's Founder & Writer

I am a philosopher from Israel, author of several books in 2 languages, and Quora's Top Writer of the year 2018. I'm also a semi-hermit who has decided to dedicate his life to writing and sharing my articles across the globe. Several podcasts on me, as well as a radio interview, have been made since my career as a writer. More information about me can be found here.

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