How to live with dying
"Before I could accept mortality, I had to stop running from it." How philosophy professor John Kaag’s obsession with exercise took over, ruined and enlightened his world. In this deeply insightful piece, he reflects on how only in near-death did he begin to understand the great wisdom of the philosophers that he had been teaching to students for years. This story was originally published in The American Scholar in October 2020.
From The American Scholar