How can you understand your limited life?
Sometimes, hear that “You only get one life.” If you die, it is over… It does not really matter whether I’m in my teens or 20s. Though I promised myself that I shouldn’t waste my time, I couldn’t think of it deeply as I do now…
As you get old, you would face your reality. In your 50’s, 60’s, or 70’s, would you say your life was great? Can you assure that there is nothing to regret in your life?
Many people may leave this world with self-reproach. Imagine that you are about to pass away… What would you regret then?
Let’s avoid having these heavy backpacks. When you leave, bring something sweet and satisfactory. The simple difference between those who have moved on with their life and not is how serious they face their coming death.
This is already a cliché but Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple, Inc. made a magnificent speech in Stanford University.
No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma ― which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
“DEATH” or “TIME” is really fair for everyone. No one can avoid it. As Steve Jobs said, “DEATH” is a Life change agent. For what and with whom would you like to spend your time with?