The Long Now, Pt. 1 – Tick-Tock

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Ampf
Ampf
1 year ago

You’ve given me a great desire to read the book.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCKRI2wEw7I

Great writing, Ben.

Ampf
Ampf
1 year ago
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And thank you for sharing the story about your father. Thankfully that is a day I have not yet had to fully experience; I cannot imagine how painful it will be.

Michael
1 year ago

Provoking piece. Thanks Ben and kudos to your personal courage in sharing the story about your father.

Brought a tear to my eye. My father has also gone early and as a late-starting dad there is lots of missed conversations I can no longer have about raising my little cubs.

Tick-tock.

Rafa Mayer
Rafa Mayer
1 year ago

Amen! Your story moved me…my Dad is struggling with his health and asking for time. Time which I haven’t been giving.

Tick-tock.

Here is one of my favorite clips…the tag line is “Get busy living or get busy dying”. The now is for living.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46GwJbrMghQ

Rob H.
Rob H.
1 year ago

My Mom passed away almost 20 years ago. I was going to visit her in the hospital that night, but that I-banking pitch book wasn’t going to make itself. Still regret it. Priorities.

Alex Earle
Alex Earle
11 months ago

Thanks Ben. In the summer of 2004, I was home from university and my dad had a mini-stroke. To see this cornell-educated-hyper-active self-employed, self-righteous man reduced to a leg-dragging, half-word mumbling flesh suit in a matter of minutes was… a life altering taste of the “threat of the future”. My ripe, young 21 y.o. heart remembers the constiction in my central nervous system as I waited in the E.R.

He survived. I’m 35 now, and not nearly far along enough as I would have been if he had passed. You took his death and decided you were gonna leave your mark on this world. Thank you for that, and thank you for not folding. Many would have in that situation.

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