Hand-casted in the USA, this double sided wax seal pendant features the Latin words MEMENTO MORI with a skull on one side, and a quote from renowned Stoic philosopher Epictetus on the back.
MEMENTO MORI means "Remember you will die." Let this side of the pendant remind you to live every day to its fullest potential, for we are not promised tomorrow - just as the phrase conveys, death is inevitable. This phrase and its imagery (usually a human skull) has been around since the medieval period with roots in classical antiquity and Christianity, but it is still just as relevant today. This is not a morbid message, but instead a positive reminder to make the most of every moment you are given, to recognize the opportunity in every day we wake up and keep breathing. How do you want to live life? To its fullest, or with regrets of joy undiscovered? Life is fleeting, so treasure every gift, and guide others to that same appreciation for life.
HIGH STANDARDS - "How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself?" ~Epictetus
We chose to pair this design and this quote because we feel Epictetus speaks to one of the best ways we can spend our time on this earth - by raising your standards and doing everything you can to meet them. Whether that means expecting more from yourself every day and practicing more self-awareness and intention, or whether that means working to create the lifestyle you want for your family and community, we want this pendant to remind you of the high standards you're striving towards.