Between life and death is probably the drudgery of doing the same thing, in the same job, every single day.
I mean, does anyone truly seek this monotony?
This is what Naval was talking about when he spoke of the fact that if someone is telling you what to do, where to be, and how to act – you are not truly free.
Unless you must, you work for yourself.
There is no intermediate state between ice and water but there is one between life and death: employment.
-Nassim Taleb, The Bed Of Procrustes