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No one wants to die.


Andrew

This is re posted.


Andrew Keller

Every morning, Larry and I dig into an idea that has caught our eye. Our hope is that our chat inspires you to never stop thinking and possibly challenges you in a new way. If you'd like to help support the show, please visit patreon.com slash reposted. Thank you for stopping by.


Larry

Oh, wow. Can I just say that we're coming up on our year anniversary of the re posted podcast fastly approaching? We've never had a music intro, which was great. Who is that? By the way?


Andrew Keller

Let's Can you kiss me, man? Oh, okay. Can you hear me he was briefly married to Renee Zellweger


Larry

for like five minutes, right? Five minutes. Wow, I want to be married to someone for five minutes. It's been 16 years five. And it's same thing. So we've never had a musical intro like that. And we've also and I feel a little shame to say this, we've never talked about death as a subject on the reposting podcast, maybe for good reason or not. But we're going to touch that Touch. Touch on that subject today, with a quote from Steve Jobs. No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven, don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is how it should be because death is very likely the single best invention of life. Its life's change agent, and it clears out the old to make way for the new. Here's how I'd like to start this Mr. Keller, you are a very healthy young whippersnappers. You exercise you eat? Well, it seems like you're an indestructible piece of steel at this particular point. How often do you think of death? And then why does it ever pop into your head?


Andrew Keller

So I mean, a couple of things on this subject in general death, I think we talked about it recently. Or we talked about God being the immovable object, can he create something he can't move, but it's like death is something that you I take a specific amount of time to think about, and I I'm like, Okay, this is my stance on it. And I got to put it on the shelf. Because if you think about it all the time, it's it for me, it would consume me like, what are you going to worry about? Because I don't want to die. But like I will and so like you make peace with that and move on. Otherwise, it would be part of my daily thought,


Larry

you know, we talked about that the other day with contrast, like if you think about death all the time, it starts affecting how you live on a day to day basis, right. And


Andrew Keller

then you mentioned your marriage, like at some point, even if it was a half a second you have to come to peace with I'm gonna make a commitment to this woman, she might cheat on me, she might leave me She might die before me. And if you thought about that all the time, or if I thought about that with Nicole all the time, I don't think I would be able to manage any semblance of a happy life, you just have to say, Okay, this is a reality. Got it, and move on. You know,


Larry

they say this all the time, they the eternal days that Americans the West thinks about death bad that it's part of the life cycle. We all know that you're born you live, you die. But in America, in the West, we tend to not want to talk about it, it makes us uncomfortable. Therefore, as it comes up, we're just like, let's sweep it under the rug.


Andrew Keller

Yeah, I mean, a lot of things in the US we kind of sweep under the rug is like, Alright, you'll you'll figure it out. I mean, I went to Bali, six or seven years ago, and we went on a tour of this village, and they were talking about what they do with their dead. And when someone dies, they put them on like a pedestal or an altar in the middle of the village for a week. So people can just like make peace with it. And and like they just deal with it. And for us. It's like, we don't want to ever talk about it, talking to your parents about what you want to have happen. Like, I mean, I generally know but it's not some it's, I think we have an aversion to the uncomfortable conversation in the West.


Larry

Absolutely. And one of the sort of traditions that we have in my family, whenever somebody we pass away, we would give a tree like a little lemon tree or a tree or we plant a tree. Our our intern Kirk, his mother passed away in the last couple of years. So we gave him a lemon tree. And one of my favorite things to do is go to his backyard and see this tree that we gave him in honor of his mom. So it's just sort of like a remembrance thing. And it's kind of a cool kind of jumping off conversation point. And he's always very proud to tell me you get he's got a lemon that we're making for a gimlet from his mom's tree.


Andrew Keller

Oh, that's cool. So I mean, we're both on our soapbox is right now but have a will. I don't have a well I don't have anything in place for if I died premature.


Larry

Oh, that's a tough one. We kind of had kind of a shadow will


Andrew Keller

kind of ish cuz I get a hold up the cordilla.


Larry

Ah, yeah, that's a great kind of issue. Maybe it's Yeah, we definitely got we we said every year when we meet with our people that we're like, we got to zoom a phi and get the wheel going.


Andrew Keller

Yeah, I mean, do you think it's because it's a version to an uncomfortable conversation or is it just you don't want to get through the process. What is it?


Larry

Cuz it's gonna cost us 1000 bucks. And we're always like, oh man, 1000 bucks a lawyer, we get to spend this money. Like if it was free, we would do in like five seconds and write it out which I think LegalZoom is what we need to do is just go there and write it. You know, we've told the person who were if we die, who were our kids go, we kind of told the executor, like, here's where the money is that kind of stuff. But we haven't done it officially. Yeah,


Andrew Keller

I mean, I think about it is like the house we just bought was because there wasn't a will in place. And they got very complicated. And it was it took, I think it took them three years to sell this house because there were so many people involved, and it can just get this isn't a show about about legal advice.


Larry

The point of talking about though, it's it's the point of having your affairs in order, but also just being able to talk about it with the people you love, so that they know there's no confusion when you die, what happens kind of thing,


Andrew Keller

right? And I guess, to me, this death thing is pretty short lived. It's like you think about it, move on. But then like other conversations, like uncomfortable conversations you don't want to have with your friend or your kid or your spouse. I mean, I think this is maybe a reminder that, like, in the moment, it's maybe a little bit more uncomfortable, but down the road, it's gonna be easier. For me with money. I'm always like, how much do I try to get ahead of it. So the other person doesn't have to have the uncomfortable conversation. Like, you know, when someone when I owe someone money, I spent extra amount of time trying to get it to,


Larry

I am not a huge fan of the uncomfortable conversation. Some people don't mind it, I kind of do, I sort of try to stay away from it. I have a friend who's a pastor, and he was always telling me when people are hurting, that's when you run to them. That's not when you want to avoid them. And he happened to give me this piece of advice, when a friend of ours who we all know whose wife was passing away, and it was the at that point, we weren't that great of friends actually, that I kind of reached into his life when she was passing away and we'd become great friends, because I was willing at that particular point to step in to the pain part for him. And man, our families become close. It's It's a crazy story only because I got rid of my stupid idea of not wanting to be uncomfortable and reach into his sorrow when he was going through a really tough time.


Andrew Keller

Yeah, I think I haven't matured enough to be able to get to that point yet. Like I don't like if someone's going through something bad. I'm like, No one wants my advice. Like, I don't need to insert myself and that's something that you have the I don't fully understand yet. And maybe you're just saying you close your eyes and you run into the wall, and hopefully the wall falls down. But


Larry

I think you know, I think I think most people think like you think they believe that but it's really just like an email saying, How are you doing? Do you need anything that's really all and then then the other person gets to decide how far you come on the side of the wall, right? You're just saying like, Hey, I'm here. And he was like, man, I need this. And I was like, Okay,


Andrew Keller

I don't want to die there. Well,


Larry

here's I heard this a long time ago, it was in relation to a samurai movie. A friend told me that you live like you die. Like Samurai soldiers would go into the battle and be like, Hey, man, I only got this minute. If it's my turn, they go out swinging their sword, right? Yeah. Is that Is that how you live? Are you living like, Oh, no, I can't cross the street or I can't spend this dollar or I can't do this. Because ultimately, how you live is how you die and how you die. It's how you live.


Andrew Keller

That's I mean, that's true. Let's, let's go get drunk. To meet us at the bar. please reach out. You can find us at reposting podcast on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. I'm Andrew Keller for Kenny Chesney saying thanks for stopping by



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