Though it dealt in death, Six Feet Under‘s other preoccupation involved not just life, but the choppy journey through it, and no character went on a greater journey of self-discovery than Nate Fisher, a free-living rebel who resisted the pull of his familial responsibilities until his father’s death in the pilot. By the series’ end, Nate had become a full-fledged adult — albeit one with tremendous flaws — but the journey was long and one that we all take in our own way. So for those of you still trying to figure things out, draw inspiration from these Nate Fisher lines from Six Feet Under (which you can stream on HBO Now).
“Why do people die?” — Tracy Montrose Blair
“To make life important. None of us know how long we’ve got. Which is why we have to make each day matter.” — Nate Fisher
In the middle of your daily hustle and grind it’s pretty easy to lose sight of the fact that none of us are guaranteed another day. That’s why you’ve got to step away from yourself from time to time and stop stressing about little things that find a way to loom large in your life. Focus on the big picture and the better things whenever you can slip away from the grind.