I get much of my life philosophy from the greatest thinkers of all time: music writers for 1980s heavy metal music.
This is the music I grew up with and has always had an impact on me. One of the songs that inspires me significantly is “Die With Your Boots On” by Iron Maiden. The phrase “Die with your boots on,” goes back to the 19th century in America, referring to cowboys who died in gunfights or battles. It has been further traced to the 17th century phrase “Die in one’s shoes.”
In modern times it has grown to refer to dying while being active. It means never giving in to fear or infirmary. I think it is a great sentiment.
In the scheme of things, we have a very short time here on Earth. I believe it is important to do the things you love for every bit of that time possible. Work hard, play hard, spend time with family and friends. Get up every day and put on your boots and give it your all, even when times are tough or uncertain.
My personal goal is to die in my shoes, with my boots on, so to speak, giving this life all I can give it.
Life is short and uncertain, that is why I look to the great philosophers for inspiration.
Excerpt from: Iron Maiden - Die With Your Boots On
No point askin', when it is
No point askin', who's to go
No point askin', what's the game
No point askin', who's to blame
If you’re gonna die, die with your boots on
If you’re gonna try, well, stick around
Gonna cry, just move along
If you’re gonna die, you’re gonna die
Until next time…we are Advoco, make every minute count.
About Craig: Craig Page is a self-proclaimed “data geek” with nearly 20 years of EAM/maintenance consulting experience. His favorite work is data migrations. He enjoys solving the puzzle to make the data fit and keep the integrity of the information. When Craig isn’t in front of a computer, he is probably running a chainsaw or a tractor. Have a question for Craig? Send him an email!