14562 days ago
You are going to die, you don’t need to be diagnosed with a disease to realize this. Nor do you have to experience a near death situation to start valuing every day. All you need to do is fully appreciate that you will die and that every day you aren’t doing something you want to do, is a day you are burning, a day that you will never get back.
Let’s put it into some perspective, the average life expectancy in the U.S. is 78 years old. So everyone living in the U.S. on average is given something at birth more valuable than every dollar or ounce of gold in the world, it is literally a mystery and is priceless, we are given 28,470 days to live. So if you are 30 years old, you have 17,520 days left, you have already completed 38.46% of your life. In just 9 short years, when a person turns 39, they will have completed 50% of their life. Here, is where it can get scary, for those of you reading this that are nearing the conventional sense of retirement, say age 65, you have completed 83.33% of your life, and on average you only have 4,745 days left!
You don’t want to dwell on these numbers, but you need to plan your life around them. Not literally, no need to schedule your funeral just yet, but you need to consider what you want to explore in life and how you want to spend your limited days.
The biggest human tragedy is that most people will never live. They will spend the vast majority of their days helping someone else realize their dreams; they will work 8-12 hour days and defer living until they are too old to fully experience living. Most will choose to work rather than spend time with their children, this may seem like an offensive comment, but please remember, the reason most couples work long hard hours is because they are simply living the life they were conditioned to live. Your bills aren’t too high because that’s what it costs to live, your bills are too high because that’s the cost of living in the matrix.
It’s not that you can’t live life, it’s that you weren’t taught how, and most likely have no living example in your own life to learn from. This can either upset you or enlighten you.
Truly living your 28,000 days is this website’s purpose.