What I learned from 2,000 obituaries


Posted on March 14, 2017 by

"If more people tried living their lives to be famous in death, the world would be a much better place." - Lux Narayan

Lux Narayan starts his day with scrambled eggs and the question: "Who died today?" Why? By analyzing 2,000 New York Times obituaries over a 20-month period, Narayan gleaned, in just a few words, what achievement looks like over a lifetime. Here he shares what those immortalized in print can teach us about a life well lived.

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