What Would You Tell Others If You Knew Your Time Was Nearly Up?
We all are living like machines now. We breathe and we do live, but do you enjoy your life and do you feel that you are actually living? Well, for most of us the answer can be ‘no’.
We wake up in the morning and then go for work and wait till the day gets over to repeat the same thing the next day too. It’s like we are human machines. We do not know how to enjoy or feel things. We are chasing after money and temporary things that make us happy for a few minutes. At the end of the day, when you go home and reflect on what you have been doing so far, will you feel contentment or disappointment? Your honest answer to this question will speak much about the life that you are living.
All the choices that you have made so far, define what sort of a person you are and what sort of life that you prefer. Sometimes, even you will not know the exact reason why you chose certain things and you might not feel bad for wasting your life as you have many more years to live. But, this advice from a dying 24-year old will give a wake-up call for your life.
The young man posted his story on Reddit thread and we hope that this will change your attitude about life. Just keep in your mind that you have only a few years to live on this planet and you are the one who has the power to decide whether you need to spend it wisely or not. Here is his story:
“I am only 24 years old, yet I have actually chosen my last toe. It’s the one that I will wear on my funeral a few months from now. It may not match my suit, but I think it’s perfect for the occasion.
The cancer diagnosis came too late to give me at least a tenuous hope for a long life, but I realized that the most important thing about death is to ensure that you leave this world little better than it was before you existed with your contributions. The way I’ve lived my life so far, my existence or more precisely the loss of it, will not matter because I have lived without doing anything impactful.
Before, there were so many things that occupied my mind. when I learned how much time I had left, however, it became clear which things are really important. So, I am writing to you for a selfish reason. I want to give meaning to my life by sharing with you what I have realized.
Don’t waste your time on work that you don’t enjoy. It is obvious that you cannot succeed in something that you don’t like. Patience, passion, and dedication come easily only when you love what you do.
It’s stupid to be afraid of others’ opinions. Fear weakens and paralyzes you. if you let it, it can grow worse and worse every day until there is nothing left of you, but a shell of yourself. listen to your inner voice and go with it. some people may call you crazy, but some may even think you’re a legend.
Take control of your life. Take full responsibility for the things that happen to you. limit bad habits and try to lead a healthier life. Find a sport that makes you happy. Most of all, don’t procrastinate. Let your life be shaped by decisions you made, not by the ones you didn’t.
Appreciate the people around you. your friends and relatives will always be an infinite source of strength and love. That is why you shouldn’t take them for granted.
It is difficult for me to fully express my feelings about the importance of these simple realizations, but I hope that you will listen to someone who has experienced how valuable time is. I’m not upset because I understand that the last days of my life have become meaningful. I only regret that I will not be able to see a lot of cool stuff that should happen soon as the creation of AI, or Elon Musk’s next awesome project. I also hope that the war I Syria and Ukraine will end soon.
We care so much about the health and integrity of our body that until death, we don’t notice that the body is nothing more than a box- a parcel for delivering our personality, thoughts, beliefs, and intentions to this world. If there is nothing in this box that can change the world, then it doesn’t matter if it disappears. I believe that we all have potential, but it also takes a lot of courage to realize it.
You can float through a life created by circumstances, missing day after day, hour after hour. Or, you can fight for what you believe in and write the great story of your life. I hope you will make the right choice.
Leave a mark in this world. Have a meaningful life, whatever definition it has for you. go towards it. the place we are leaving is a beautiful playground, where everything is possible. Yet, we are not here forever. Our life is a short speech in this beautiful little planet that flies with incredible speed to the endless darkness of the unknown universe. So, enjoy your time here with a passion. Make it interesting. Make it count!
Thank you! ”