Soon We’ll Be Dead: Mario Villalobos

Welcome to another issue of Soon We’ll Be Dead.

I’m writing to you from my bed, typing away on my phone, as I’ve done something to my back.

I have no idea what I did yesterday, but bending down or sitting is excruciating.

Hopefully, this pain will subside by tmrw…

Getting old is fun 😐

I was suppose to go see my dad today, as Mondays are my day off, but that won’t be happening today.

I anticipate my day will be spent in bed reading, watching movies, or napping.

Wishing you all a cozy and healthy week.



Mario Villalobos

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Are you scared of death?

Sometimes, I'm mostly afraid that I won't do all I want to do before I die.

What do you think happens to us when we die? Where do we go?

Nothing. I don't remember the billions of years before I was born; I won't remember the years after I die.

Do you have a sense of purpose in life? What were you put on this Earth to do?

I feel I have a sense of purpose, but I'm not entirely sure what to do. It has changed throughout all the "seasons" I've been alive, like my teenage self was different than my early 20s self was different from my early 30s, etc.

What makes a meaningful life?

Doing things that affect people positively long after I've gone—leaving a legacy, I guess.

If you were going to die today, what would you regret the most?

I never had children.

How do you want to be remembered?

I want people to smile when they think of me.

Is it important to you to leave a legacy behind?


What are you most proud of in your life?

Man… this changes all the time. Right now, it's positively impacting the kids at the school where I work.

Would you rather be cremated or buried? Why?

Buried. I want to nourish the next cycle of life.

What do you want your epitaph to say?

Good riddance.

What would be the worst/best way to die for you?

The worst way would be slowly… like if I had cancer or Alzheimer's or if I was kidnapped by Russian spies and they tortured me for valuable information. The best way would be of old age in my sleep with my family around me, maybe my future wife holding my hand.

What are your five "Bucket List" (for lack of a better term) things you want to do before you die? What are some important things that you want to experience, learn, or do?

Right now:

  1. Travel to all 50 states of America and 3-5 countries (Japan, France, Germany, Italy, and the UK?)
  2. Be more fluent in Japanese, German, French, Italian, and Chinese
  3. Publish a novel
  4. Get married and have kids
  5. Buy a house and settle down finally

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