If Death Is Certain, How Do You Live?

Seven months before he died at the age of 21, William Zarifi reflected on the extraordinary events that had both blessed and cursed his too-brief life. An essay found in his laptop after he finally gave in to brain cancer last October described how learning how to die had taught him how to live. The handsome, 6-foot-2 honors student at the University of Southern California mused that he had been born lucky. His father was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and had "lived in a small, bathroomless, 2...Full Story
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