posted on Dec, 29 2010 @ 10:22 PM
We all know it's coming. The vast majority of us will never know the exact moment, just a rough time-frame and even that has so many exceptions to
it that it renders it nothing more than a hopeful probability. Trillions of life forms have already experienced it - it is nothing new to this
planet. It keeps the ball rolling, so to speak.
Regardless of our religious inclinations, most of us are doing our best to maximize the amount of time we spend as living organisms on this planet.
Even the most fervent god-fearing individuals will buckle their seat belt - or look both ways before they cross the street. Those that don't think a
lot of their earthly existence usually don't take any great strides to remove themselves from it. Being here is good. But we all know it won't
This isn't an attack on religion - and I really don't care to hear what anyone's beliefs are on any potential afterlife.
This question is mainly posed to the one thing we all know, and that we all have to face.
How does the fact that knowing you are going to die one day affect the way you act, the things you say & do, the moods you have, and the values you
hold? Will anyone living five thousand years from now have the slightest clue that you even existed? How about a hundred years from now?
The way I see it is that I am blessed, whether by the cosmos, some unknown god, or just extreme fortune - take your pick. I am the one that made it
out of my parents "union", out of potential hundreds of millions that could have been. Even if I live to a century and a quarter, that time is
nothing at all on a cosmological scale. Some people find that to be a disturbing and depressing thought. I see it as my fifteen minutes of fame.
This is my one chance to make an impression on the world. I want to be a person that people remember for being a positive influence. It's all too
easy to take the cowards way out, to follow the path of nonchalance and suffice for your life to become nothing more than a series of routines. Make
extra time for those you care about, and the ones that care about you. Throw more balls with your sons, have more tea parties with your daughters -
take longer walks and experience slower kisses with your significant other. Give whatever you can as often as you can to those who are less
fortunate. Be headstrong, love and live as hard as you can - and absolutely no one will be able to judge you for it.