Ancient wisdom from all traditions teaches that the key to aging gracefully is facing and accepting our own mortality. Fear of death underlies so many aberrant behaviors… what would the world look like if that fear were replaced by a serene acceptance? Or as Steve Jobs famously said, “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.  Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.”