You know what….let’s talk about death!! I know, I know, …it’s an extremely unpopular subject and doesn’t create happy inducing thoughts at all! But…. who cares!!
I was reading a Facebook post the other day from someone who decided to quit smoking because they didn’t want to die. Well… that’s awesome that you decided to quit smoking, but I have bad news for you… you are still going to die! Here is the thing….. Everything that is alive on this floating rock.. will die. EVERYTHING!!! As a matter of fact, ..I decided to put together a list for you of all the people that are going to die.
If you run 5 miles a day… you will die!
If you never exercise even 2 minutes of your life… you will die!
If you eat kale for breakfast lunch and dinner every single day… you will die!
If you eat doritos for breakfast , lunch and dinner…. you will die!
If you are an athlete that won a gold medal in the Olympics… you will die!
If you are a couch potato that watches Netflix 10 hours a day… you will die!
If you are fat… you will die!
If you are thin… you will die!
If you are straight… you will die!
If you are gay… you will die!
If you are vegan… you will die!
If you are a meat eater… you will die!
If you dance the tango… you will die!
If you drive a mini van… you will die!
If you have a tattoo… you will die!
If you put lotion on every day… you will die!
If you have purple/green/pink hair… YOU WILL DIE!!!
My point is…. it does not matter what the hell you do, … everything with life has the same destiny.. and that is death! So stop using your judgments as a way of trying to get people to live the way YOU think they should live. Nothing you do will save you from death! NOTHING! It literally comes down to a matter of how and when you will die. NO ONE can predict that. You can be the healthiest vegan around and run marathons on a regular basis, and still not be able to predict your death.
People die everyday from random things.
When I was a kid, I used to fear death so much. I didn’t even like talking about it because anxiety would fill my chest and I almost couldn’t breathe. I realized after a while that it really wasn’t the idea of death itself that bothered me so much, ..but the thought of not being around the people I love anymore.
We are the ones that make death such a negative thing. None of us really know if the actual journey of death is negative. We just assume it is. Myself…. I fear more the way I will die. I mean, ..nobody wants to die from something as lame as laying in your bed watching a marathon of The Housewives of New Jersey and eating cheddar cheese bratwurst, ..and as you are shoving the bratwurst in your face, it gets lodged in your throat. Now you are choking on it and no one is around to give you the Heimlichs…so that’s it! Your journey on this planet is done because of cheddar cheese bratwurst! And now whoever finds you will see that you were eating bratwurst in your bed while wearing underwear at 3:00 O clock in the afternoon. let’s not forget that whole dying on the toilet thing that Elvis did. The guy spent his life being the epitome of a sex symbol just to be found face down on a toilet with his soiled ass in the air!
Everyone wants an epic death. If you had a chance to be a Hero, and save a bunch of babies and puppies from a burning building, ..wouldn’t you choose that? Or picture this…..There is an asteroid the size of Texas headed towards Earth, and we only have 18 days until impact. When it does hit the Earth, the planet itself and all of its inhabitants will be obliterated. YOU are the only one that can save earth!! It’s between you and the love of your daughters life to hit the final button that will blow up an atomic bomb inside of the asteroid that will ultimately STOP the asteroid from hitting earth! …Instead of letting the boy that your daughter is madly in love with die, YOU push him out of the way and take his place…. um, …I’m talking about a movie aren’t I? I knew this story sounded familiar!! Well….if you could die like Bruce Willis being all heroic and what not… wouldn’t you? …( Armageddon Shoutout)
I’m just saying I think even scarier than death itself is HOW it will occur, and when, because we just don’t know.
So my point is… Do what you want. Eat what you want,…Wear what you want….and quit worrying about what other people think of you! Because not only will you die anyway, …they are also going to die! And no amount of kale will tell you when it’s going to happen. It sneaks up on all of us.
Instead…. do what makes YOU happy! Do what brings YOU joy. Do what makes YOU feel amazing. Find what YOU love and do that! Stop listening to what someone else thinks you should be doing.
Unless you happen to be a Vampire, your time on this rock is as fleeting as anyone else’s. The truth is, ..I have no desire to live as long as possible, How many people like hanging out with the 100 and over crowd! No one is banging down their doors to party with.
So maybe Peter Pan has the right idea…. To die would be an Awfully Big Adventure!
BUT TO LIVE….TO LIVE WOULD BE AN AWFULLY BIG ADVENTURE!!…
So Live now my friends… Be Happy!