posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 03:48 AM
I think you're doing exactly what you ought to be doing, by continuing to live. Why put your life on hold, just because you *might* get bad news?
Go for the dreams without worrying about whether you'll live long enough to realize them.
I think "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff" had something about how your inbox will be full when you die. The point was that you don't live your life,
then stop living it when it's time to go. First, we never really know when that time is. You could get hit by an asteroid, or wind up beating all
the odds and hanging in for another 70 years. You can't count on making it through the day; and you can't count on dying on time, whenever you
think that time is. You might last a whole lot longer than you expect.
I mean, what do you have to lose if you follow the dream, and find out it's bad news? OK, so maybe you can't go to Alaska. Did you lose anything
for trying? If you *don't* go for the dream, and get good news, then what?
I guess maybe the way to look at it is, if you guess wrong, which way would you feel the best (or the worst) about? Go for the dream you can't live?
Or don't go for it and live on knowing you had a shot and didn't take it?
We're all going to die, some sooner, some later. Don't stop living before you die for real, whether that's in a week or in fifty years.