Cicero said that he liked to read on the subject of philosophy - - - because it teaches you how to die.
It is a profound statement, brilliantly put, I have to say I agree with him. I think, when you are young and up to middle age, philosophy teaches you how to live - - - and when you get to be a senior, it teaches you how to die, moreso, because it is a subject that creeps up every now and then.
It teaches you how to die, even if you are young and middle aged, because you never know when your number is coming up. Like someone said: there's a fella goin' around takin' names - - - I think it's a good idea to think about how you are going to live . . . but it is also important to know how to die.