Today is the last day of work for me with a company with whom I thought, at one point I would be making a career.  I enjoyed the time I spent there, but it also has me thinking about death, in a good way (bear with me).  

We have a universal fear of death; (some even think and live as if it did not exist). I tend to agree with those who insist that our incessant desire to control every aspect of our lives is born out of a fear of death and failure.  In fact, the word failure sounds worse than the word death to me because failure insinuates that there was something that should have done to prevent it, regardless if it was a good idea or not.    

Luckily, there are people(like good scientists) who welcome failure because their goal is truth and they can see that even when things don’t work out the way they expect, their work is still a contribution to that quest for truth.  It is a consolation to me because events like this are an invitation to embrace truth and who doesn’t really want that in the end?  

The reality is, the truth is, all things come to an end but the ending is not final.   It is the condition for the possibility of something new. 

I am looking forward to it.

2 Responses to “Exits”

  1. 1 Belinda September 13, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Dan. It starts here, life starts here. Don’t look back unless there’s something you can learn. Everything that has a purpose, find yours…….

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Dan Clark

Dan Clark

Principal of Bowline Consulting, process designer/fixer, wireless telecom veteran, addicted pick up soccer player, fly fisher, backpacker, beer brewer, guitar player, choir singer, recovering bag piper

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