What did we bring into the world? Nothing! What can we take out of the world? Nothing! (1 Timothy 6:7).
The thought of death is the best brake one can apply to the wheels of a fast-paced life. The moment one thinks of death everything falls into different perspective and apprehensions follow. Why do I struggle in life? Why such foolish ambitions, greed and short-lived pleasures? I will not take anything with me! Nor will I hear my mourners weep or the band play the funeral march!