Once you hit the middle age you start experiencing the probability of “the end of the road” around you. Our parents are aging and it’s hard to accept that, however while this is a natural thing after all, you suddenly realise that You and your surrounding friends and colleagues are surprisingly aging as well. Who would have thought! You can argue that with age comes experience and wisdom, but more so sickness and pain and all sort of nasties you did not expect to see around you at this age – fuxx’n Cancer.
How did that happen – you ask yourself. How come at my mid-forties I lost a parent and now I’m hearing more and more stories of people affected by this terrible disease. What is going on? it seems like so much is happening around us and it shockingly feels like time is closing out on each and every one of us. Is it the quality of air, water and processed food? is it the 21st century busy lifestyle in the big cities that is taking its toll and making us all sicker?
So what can we take from it? what lesson do we learn? it’s pretty clear isn’t it. You got one chance at this thing called Life, and time is unfortunately running out. You just have to make the best of it, before it’s all over. Don’t let any bad spirits take you down and make you unhappy about the things you don’t have. Everything you do have, everything you take for granted – how would you feel if you lost it tomorrow? what if you are diagnosed with something that might mean it’s the beginning of the end for you? how much would you appreciate the ordinary day you had yesterday?
That’s why I vote YOLO. Generation Z was wise enough to come up with this term at a very early stage. You Only Live Once so god damn make the best of it because Everything Can Change in a Moment. We’re all going to die someday, so at least live while you’re alive. Look at the blue sky above, the ocean, the mountains, the commute to work. Look at your children, your partner, your family, the people you love and share time with, and let them know they are the best thing that ever happened to you. You don’t need anything more than this.
It’s everything you ever want
It’s everything you ever need
And it’s here right in front of you
This is where you wanna be
The Greatest Showman