We are wise enough to know that death is inevitable, yet act preposterously throughout our lives. We do make future plans all the time even when we are aware about the uncertainties that it has. There are so many things that are beyond our control in deciding the future. Then why don’t we care to live in present and make it more beautiful.
I would like to quote here one of my favorite lines from a movie. This one is from Shawshank Redemption. It says – Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies. Hope may not die, and should not die, but we will. Any day could be your last day. Are you doing what you always wanted to do or simply postponing it by another ten, fifteen or twenty years.
So, what do we need?
Fear of death. That’s right.
But wait… Fear of death is not a bad thing. It is one of those driving factors which push you to go beyond your limits and do the extraordinary things which you would keep procrastinating otherwise. It also makes things simple and clear to you – what matters in life and what doesn’t, what is right and what is wrong, what to do and what not to. It justifies every action that you take, considering that you won’t be around forever. It takes you away from the game of excuses to the realm of realism, where you live your life. That’s it. Nothing else but living your life, and living it to the fullest. No additional pressure of relationships, society and your own expectations. The sheer truth that the end is inevitable and you have no control over it, helps you to do things for the real happiness.
Every morning when you wake up, remind yourself this simple truth and you will be far ahead in life, than you were ever before. It’s the time to get out of your cocoon and take a flight across the world, before it gets vanished.