Category Archives: Living

I’m Dying

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I’m dying. And so are you. And so is everybody.

We are dying the moment we arrive. Actually, we are dying before that. We are dying in our mother’s womb. Some never even make it out alive. From the moment we are created, we are dying. Therefore, why don’t we live like it? Why don’t we live like we are dying?

So, then, why don’t we live like it? Why don’t we live like we are dying?

Our lives should be full of love and joy and living for the moment. You hear it all the time: “Live each day as if it were your last”. Yet, why don’t we?

UntitledOur impending death seems to always be forgotten. We whine and complain about aches and pains and all sorts of irrelevant things. Even then, death is the farthest thing from our minds. If we did think about it, though, we would probably not feel our pain as strongly. We would not complain about stupid, trivial things that our loved ones do.

If you’ve ever had someone who was close to you pass away, then you most likely thought back on all of the things you could have changed while they were alive. Even if you were close, there are always feelings of remorse about how you could have done something differently, and now it’s too late.

We think these thoughts and feel remorse for a while, and then we forget. We go back to our daily lives and routines until the next eye-opener.

When we are born, we come into this world just like everyone else. No matter what status or wealth our parents have, we all come in the same way. What we do with our lives is up to us. What we make of ourselves is up to us. When we are young, our lives are manipulated and shaped by other people. Once we become aware of life and our surroundings, it’s up to us to make something of ourselves.

Only by making it a habit of living our lives right from the beginning and teaching our children how precious life is, is the only way to fully enjoy the short time that we are given. It’s the way to set an example for future generations and maybe bring some peace to this world of hate we’ve become.

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Even Healthy People Die

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You hear about all of the healthy things you should be doing, like eating right and exercising. That is all fine and good, but have you ever heard of a person who has lived forever? Of course not! There is no such thing. And there probably never will be.

True, doing “healthy things” may prolong your life. On the other hand, it may not. There are plenty of instances of people who ate right and exercised every day, and still died young.

I’m not saying that living healthy is wrong. What I am saying is that you should live your life in the way that makes you happy.

enjoyIf you enjoy fine dining or eating snack foods, why should you deprive yourself of them? If you don’t like how you look afterward, you can do something about that, too. However, you may want to consider how important that is to you. Will it make you happy to go without? Will it make you happy to not be able to hang out with your friends, or deprive yourself of eating and drinking  and enjoying life while you are hanging out with them? Think about people who love you for who you are. Sure, they will love you 20 pounds lighter, but you may become a grouch as you deprive yourself and work towards that goal.

It is time to reevaluate what is important to us, and not put so much importance on how others think we should be living. Fat or skinny, healthy or unhealthy, no one comes out of this alive. As cliche as it sounds: It is not so much important as to how or when you die, rather how you live and enjoy your life that matters.