Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick
mckitterick

life is short, often shorter than we expect

I read this tonight on curieuse's LJ:

I want to make a sign for our wall in huge letters, a sign I'll see every day, saying it can happen to you, to me, to anyone, anytime, that we all hear sirens every day and the person who made each of those phone calls didn't plan for their day to go that way today, that we aren't guaranteed a thing, not really, and please, please live like you know this.

I think living a successful life of optimism requires that one tries to get as much out of life as possible. That old saying, "Live each day as if it were your last" is only meaningful if you add "and live your life as if you will live forever."

Chris
Tags: meaning of life
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