How to live & how to die?
Are you working hard in school to go to a good college?
Are you working hard in college to find a good job?
Are you excelling at your workplace so you can get a promotion?
Are you honing your talents? Are you sharing your talents? No?
Which of the above goals are optional and which one is undeferrable and must be accomplished? If you failed to go to a good college or get a good job, it wouldn't be a big deal. If you failed to share your talents, it would be the worst end ever. You would have to literally take another birth to finish your job. You would be depressed in the grave. You wouldn't be able to fall asleep for the very last time. So arrange for your last rite when you are still here.