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Have Things to Lose!

Updated: Feb 22

Are you depressed? Are you suicidal?

Do you think you have little reason to live,

Regardless of who you are, and of what you've done?

If you wish to keep yourself,

Away from the liberating knife,

Remember the following:

The more things you got to lose,

The less reasoning you'll have,

To die.

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,

A time that extends, even,

To numerous generations.

Remember this:

Should I die,

This website shall cease to exist as well,

And thus, I have far more to lose --

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

The more things you got to lose,

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,

A term so long that could go on

For hundreds of years!

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

Leave a legacy.

The legacy will keep your feet on the ground,

And prevent you from becoming a balloon,

That shall fly away from the Earth,

Into eternal obscurity.

Thus, if you wish to live a life

That has been well lived,

Mere pleasure is insufficient.

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,

Thus giving you far more meaning,

Beyond your own lifespan.

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,

For you to become a far more distinct, appreciated and helpful,


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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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