Robert Novak died today. He was 78 and I believe he died of a brain tumor. He was moderately well known in his day, especially to the chattering class in Washington who all take themselves too seriously.
The point though is that no matter how well known you are, death will catch up with you just like it does everyone else. You will be forgotten. People will move on. I take 2 lessons from Robert Novaks life.
1. You’re never as important or necessary as you think you are.
2. Think carefully about what you are doing. Eternity is important. Do things that impact eternity. Don’t waste your life because it’s coming to an end.
May you rest in peace, Mr. Novak. I hope you were prepared for eternity.