Death notices every morning for 20 months

2,000 obituaries and counting

Lux Narayan spent 20 months analysing 2,000 death notices in his local newspaper to encapsulate, in just a few words, what achievement looks like over a lifetime.


n his humorously crafted TED talk, ‘What I learned from 2,000 obituaries’, Narayan shares what these mini-eulogies, immortalised in print, can teach us about a life well lived, and how our life story can inspire others long after we’re gone.

Watch Lux Narayan’s thought-provoking take on funeral notices for some inspiration in how to document your pivotal life’s moments. What would you be most proud of? Could you distil it all into a few words? MYLifebook is a handy, free resource that can help you to easily document your life story and wishes. Download MYLifebook today and kickstart the conversation with family and friends, because we all have a story that’s worth sharing. Share your favourite life moment with us below.

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