Memento Mori

1. I set up a countdown timer for my hypothetical death date. It helps me be productive, because even though 15,000+ days seem like a lot of time, you have to remember that you'll be DEAD after that. In the grand scheme of things, 15,000 days is a blink of an eye. But also, in the grand scheme of things, our life is just a repetition of processes within a process. For example: we wake up, shower, do our daily routines, eat, sleep, repeat, which is a process we do within the cyclical process of the Earth traveling around the Sun that we mark as a "year." 


2. The more I think about it, the more it actually makes sense to move to the Asia-Pacific region. In terms of business, journalism, politics, and cultural studies, Asia offers the most potential simply based on population. If I start a business, I have the largest market to cater to, and Asians also happen to have one of the largest buying power in the world. I mean, Asian consumers consume anything. They don't care whether they are imports like iPhones and Versace or Made in Asia products like Samsung, Toyota and whatever comes out of a Shenzhen factory. 


In terms of working as a journalist, it's just simply the most dynamic region. An Asian country or person of Asian-descent is always in the global headlines, whether it's China's economy, Duterte's profanity-laced remarks, or North Korea's nuclear flexing. It's heaven for a journalist. 


So why the fuck am I still here in the United States, where corporations rule everything and politics create division instead of dialogue (yeah, I know, Asian politics isn't any better, but at least I have a variety of countries to cover instead of simply being stuck with "Snowflake Lib Cucks vs. Redneck Trumptards"). 

What I'm trying to say is: Should I choose an aisle seat or a window seat when booking this one-way flight?