Let us Live Life

I find it really fascinating how much we, as,  humans spend most of our lives worrying about death. We only live once, yet, we spend that one life worried about death. I am not saying that one should not be worried about dying, but I think that it prevents us from living our life to the fullest.  Epicurus said that we spend most of our lives on earth worrying about death that we don’t even get to witness. He believed that if one is alive then, they can’t experience death, and if when one dies they don’t know anything about the living.  Now, I don’t necessarily agree with all Epicurus’s opinion, but I stand with him on his belief about death. It is really funny how life goes. The fact that we only have one life and no extra to spare makes it even crazier to comprehend.

It is just so sad and worrisome to think that the person you like the most or even sitting close to right now can just disappear, and you don’t even get to see them anymore. Then, we are filled with this guilt of not having to spend enough time with them. Another funny thing about this whole thing is that, this is the cycle of life. One day, we are born and it’s not like you are even asked before that happens (smirks) ,and the next day it is somehow rooted in your mind that you have to live the rest of your life worrying about when it ends. It is just like when you were conceived, you didn’t know you were going to be and  most times you would never find out when it is going to end.

Again, so why worry for something that is inevitable. We should rather live our lives; making our marks on earth while doing good deeds. When we eventually disappear from the surface of the earth, everyone moves on. It is like life never needed you. It is like you were never part of life, to begin with, in the first place. You are already forgotten in less than a year. Then, it dawns on you that everyone had already moved on except you because oh, yes you don’t exist anymore. You spent most of your life on earth judging people, trying to please every single person you met, living a fake life and so on. That would be really sad.

My whole point is death is inevitable; we cannot prevent it, but we can live a good life before it comes. You would be forgotten after your death, but your good works on earth will be remembered. Live life while you can; do what makes you happy, but make sure that it doesn’t hurt people while you are at it.


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