Meditations on Longevity

S M Chen
5 min readJun 24, 2020

“The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important.”

  • Martin Luther King, Jr., American minister (1929–1968)

Now that I’m retired, I’ve set a couple modest goals:

  1. I don’t want to be a financial burden to my children (notice I didn’t say burden). I have a plaque from long ago that I keep in the garage, the better to remember where it is. On it is written this:

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