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When I was thirteen, my dad played me Neil Young's Rust Never Sleeps, which leads off with one of his greatest tunes My My, Hey Hey.  Dad was sure to point out his favorite line of the song, "It's better to burn out than to fade away."  For a tweenage boy who hadn't yet reached his nihilistic phase, Burning Out > Fading Away was quite a bit to digest.  Especially on a rainy Sunday after church, when I should more upset about having to rake leaves all afternoon rather than considering my own mortality.

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