In a recent story on Wired, a man finds out at the age of 45 that his life is hanging by a thread and he probably won’t survive.
Lastly: Heck, maybe my weird life can foster some positive community dynamics. It wasn’t easy to write this piece, and at first I did so intending to keep it private. But some close friends encouraged me to share it. If I get a soapbox, here’s my short shtick: We are all so fragile.
Each day is precious. And the most important parts of our lives are the relationships we invest in. I certainly feel that way, as my friends and family—“Matt’s Army”—have Amy and me awash in love that feels like a mighty waterfall.
That last part was so true. “The most important part of our lives are the relationships we invest in.” I’ve been guilty of burning a few bridges with people over something petty. But when I hear these stories the bigger picture comes into my mind.
In another recent story, a popular YouTuber who I sometimes follow also got cancer:
Again he stresses the point that all of our lives are about how much life we put into the years, not how many years we get.
The truth is we are all dying. Some today. Some tomorrow. Some a few years from now.
How do you want to go out?
How do you want to be remembered?
How will you you live life to it’s fullest?