Reminder that you will die and probably not be remembered

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October 17, 2018

You will die one day. What you did will not matter. The time you messed up an order in line at Starbucks. The time you said “you too” to your cashier as they said enjoy. The time you got embarrassed in front of a group of people. The time you fucked up talked to a hot girl. The time you cried because you were so stressed out about your grades.

It does not matter. You will die and everything you did, every mistake or failure will simply not matter. Your existence, your experience, your life will end and you will be nothing.

Just think about it for a minute. Life around you will be no more. “You” will not be existing anymore, one day. Just look around in the place you’re sitting in. Think of all the memories you have. Think of all the regrets you have. All that will not matter.

Do something. Take risks. Ask for that girl’s number. Don’t stress about trivial things. It will not matter when you’re dead. Do what you can do now instead of tomorrow. In the end, all you will have is your memories and your conscience. No one else. No one. Your parents won’t be there to judge you, your friends won’t be there, everyone who doubted you won’t be there. Just you. Make your memories good ones.

I love you all.

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Title Reminder that you will die and probably not be remembered
Author -saltymangos-
Upvotes 160
Comments 51
Date 17 October 2018 07:39 AM UTC (2 years ago)
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[–]zeekt1256 points57 points  (1 child) | Copy

Seems like a simple concept, but its hard to internalize. Great reminder.

[–]-saltymangos-5 points6 points  (0 children) | Copy

It is very hard to internalize. It’s extremely hard to put into words. You can’t really explain it, you just have to get it.

[–]Pusikur94 points95 points  (0 children) | Copy

Love u too babe 💘 kisses

[–]Uahmed_9815 points16 points  (0 children) | Copy

I crashed my car today and though it's minor, I was beating myself up over this. Thank you for the timely reminder to not stress over everything. It will be ok.

[–]Johnnybeachboy14 points15 points  (2 children) | Copy

The only mark you'll leave is with the people around you. You will be remembered, by the people you affected the most. Maybe not always in name, but in values.

[–]Spilledmychips5 points6 points  (0 children) | Copy

YOLO generation thread. Has no clue about his ability to influence and just how much people spend time thinking about alphas by either hating or lusting

[–]ChadTheWaiter1001 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Brother you really need a personal trainer. I recommend glo

[–]imtheoneimmortal21 points22 points  (4 children) | Copy

too much nichilism, i prefer stoicism

[–]Garathon9 points10 points  (2 children) | Copy

This is a very stoic concept. Marcus Aurelius had a slave to remind him he too would die.

[–]eccentricrealist1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Gotta get me one of those

[–]imtheoneimmortal0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

You are right, but saying that nothing matters i don't think is stoicism's concept, maybe i'm wrogn

[–]lifeisweirdasfuck1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

This is not nihilism, as long as you take action and take that advice in mind.

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children) | Copy

I had an epiphany a few years back at work when one of our former leaders at my company (everyone would recognize the company) died and nobody remembered him. He had been retired less than 20 years.

Extremely few people get to leave legacies through their work. I’m not saying not to work hard, just don’t do so under flawed assumptions.

Time is a non-renewable resource. Guard it tightly and use it wisely.

[–]thecarryone14 points15 points  (8 children) | Copy

Where is your question?

[–]MrSlommy79 points10 points  (6 children) | Copy

Does it matter now TRP is gone?

[–]terminaldoubt1 point2 points  (5 children) | Copy

It is not gone?

[–]MrSlommy7-1 points0 points  (4 children) | Copy

Well it isn't accessible by phone anymore

[–]terminaldoubt2 points3 points  (3 children) | Copy

Use your account in browser to open it and it should be visible in Mobile after. It says quarantined but still works.

[–]izzyinjurious1 point2 points  (2 children) | Copy

I use the app. When the pop up shows up I hit the dark area instead of the take me back button and it goes away.

[–]terminaldoubt1 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy

I use the app as well but the entire subreddit appeared to not exist until I went through with the browser at least once. Then it appeared with the pop up like u describe.

[–]izzyinjurious0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

That's right. It said sign into your account to view this subreddit and forced me to go through the browser. My apologies I had totally forgotten about that.

[–]Spilledmychips6 points7 points  (2 children) | Copy

Dude, none of that is true. A real redpill knows this, I walked into a knew office and the dudes already dress like me. The women try to catch me at the cooler.

My family always insisting I come over.

My friends wishing I had more time for them.

Girls texting me but I don’t show up so they send nudes to control me, I stilll don’t show up.

I plan on having a kid, and extending my ripple in time and space.

I have had people spend all day sitting talking about me by hate, or a few moments sharing love about me.those people have moved and most likely add me into their stories one way or another.

You seem young dude, you don’t need to believe nothing matters to break through walls like the koolaid guy, you just gotta keep trying until the wall falls down. How people remember you is on them, no matter how awesome or negative you are there will be lovers and haters, and your ripple will extend as long as the universe exists.

[–]-saltymangos-3 points4 points  (1 child) | Copy

I understand that I can leave a “ripple” in someone’s life and I want to do exactly that. I want to do something that impacts others’ lives in a positive way. This post was mostly for reminding people that we will die one day and all the trivial things we worry about and place value in have no importance to us in the end. It’s a reminder to accomplish our goals and live your life the way you want because you will die and you will only have your memories. It seems like a very black and white concept, but you have to really “feel” it to understand it. It’s hard to put it into words.

[–]Spilledmychips0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Ah, Steve jobs captured the idea in a graduation speech extremely well.

Try if you are hyper aware, not sure if you are, taking your writing and rewriting it backwards. But most often then not hyper aware people are at breaking down ideas and start writing at the tail end.

Try it out with like two things you wrote to see if it’s true for you.

To me, your speech works out well this way.

[–]ENTPunisher 1 points [recovered]  (3 children) | Copy

This is a bunch of nihilistic bullshit. Much better to just remember that our lives are all given meaning and defined by our actions, not our inaction.

[–]RobertCarraway0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

Or, you can decide that it is your duty as a male to take calculated risks and therefore it is also your duty to fail forwards sometimes. OP's Nihilism is a phase, an abyss to cross.

[–]LielS300 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy


Much better is different for each person. Personally the fact that this life is going to be lived once drives me more than anything.

[–]peaceful_strong_man8 points9 points  (6 children) | Copy

What you did mattered. You will see this on the Day of Judgement

[–]-saltymangos-1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

I understand what I do matters, but my message was more like “do whatever you want and do it confidently because no one will care when you’re dead so you might as well try.” It’s like positive nihilism.

[–]PournoPete1 point2 points  (4 children) | Copy

^ peaceful_strong_man, you know what's really up

[–]thesquarerootof1 1 points [recovered]  (3 children) | Copy

What you did mattered. You will see this on the Day of Judgement

Haha, ah yes, this is where I feel like this community is split on this. Do you have any proof that the Christian god is the right one ? Scientific proof ? People thousands of years ago believed in multiple gods, how is their mythology different from yours ? They both have the same amount of proof which is none.

[–]peaceful_strong_man0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

  1. I didn’t bring up Christianity at all.
  2. I’m talking about the Day of Judgement, on which every soul will be judged by God, our creator.

[–]PvRed3 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy

What god you believe in doesn't matter. There's no need for your shitty attack on his faith

[–]ich_bin_doch_geil-1 points0 points  (0 children) | Copy

Fuck off with your edgelord pagan beta bullshit.

[–]rolleN13371 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Memento mori.

[–]saucebyt1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy


[–]darkdarkDog1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

I love and needed this. Still have a hard time doing it.

[–]4matting1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

I love you too boo! <3

[–]actually-guy 1 points [recovered]  (2 children) | Copy

Upbeat guy, this guy.

[–]-saltymangos-1 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy

Positive Nihilism I guess you could call it.

[–]jackandjill220 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy


[–]jackandjill220 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy


[–]Garathon0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Memento Mori a stoic concept...

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Maybe use that as a ping, tell the chick that you read an article that said you will die and probably wont be remembered and you want to see her! lol

[–]epushepepu0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

A man is only remembered by his work

[–]Datanami0 points1 point  (2 children) | Copy

Good post but doesn't it break the sub's first rule ?

[–]-saltymangos-0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

Yes, but now that TRP was quarantined I feel like a lot more of “these” (non question type posts) are being allowed.

[–]Datanami0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Why would you delete it then ?

[–]5hr00m0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Once you die, your ego dies but your soul awakens and remembers that it is eternal and understands the ego doesnt matter.

You are like a character in a movie, and your soul is like the actor, he lives after the movie is finished.

To really feel/understand this you need to experience ego death which can be achieved with psychedelic drugs (5 gram of magic mushrooms or 200-500 micrograms of LSD)

[–]dhodory0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

I reflect on this often, especially when I'm at funerals. I'm getting to an age now where my friends' parents are passing away (both my parents are gone now) and this thought almost always pops up. Even the most beloved people, wonderful people, become little more than a memory or a story within 10-20 years. And within 2 to 3 generations probably won't be mentioned by any of their descendants.Hell, even the most famous people you can think of - people who have significant historic national or global significance are relegated to being a line in a history book, or if they're particularly impactful, maybe there are books written about them. But consider how, even that, is quite fleeting. I mean, Gandhi is widely recognized around the globe as having had a tremendous impact on the lives of a 360M people (perhaps billions if you count their descendants), and yet, how many times did you think about Gandhi today? This week? This month? This year? And for how long - a minute? Five minutes? Maybe you got into a debate with someone over coffee and it lasted an hour? The point is: even historically great figures, while still venerated and acknowledged are little more than footnotes in our day to day lives. So, go live your life. Be less concerned with what others think or what you want your 'legacy' to be.

[–]jaedgy-1 points0 points  (0 children) | Copy

Your right, I'm going to rob a bank now. It will not matter.

You can kill a man, but you can't kill an idea.

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