10.12.2006

Amish Proceed Stoically Following Tragedy

Rather than place a memorial or some other shrine to the five little girls killed in a school shooting in Nickel Mines, PA, the Amish community quitely demolished the schoolhouse in the wee hours of the morning and plan to leave the site as a pasture.

One of the toughest aspects of being stoic is accepting that death is a natural part of life and that we're all living, quite literally, on borrowed time. Ironically, accepting death allows one to live life more fully. As it is said, tempus fugit, memento mori.

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