How significant is the day we die compared to our day of birth?
When we are born we are new and innocent. There is so much ahead of us. It is a great privilege to be able to live, but at that time we have not made any real contribution to the world.
Then we have the day we die.
Many people try to avoid the topic of death, but I think death is a milestone of greater significance.
The day you die is when you really mean something as an individual. You have lived, You have learned, and hopefully you have made a positive mark on the world around you and learnt to defy your unnecessary fears.
So the question arises: What Do You Want To Be When You Die?
What legacy do you want to leave behind and be known for?
Many times we are wrapped around the question, what are the things you want to do when you are alive?
When it comes to living it is so much more about the quality of what you do than the quantity.
What events would mark the highlights of your life? What leaps of faith, what obstacles that you have overcome?
Someone once said, 'Man is great by deeds, not by birth'.
The Dying can have many regrets, such as 'I wish I had let myself be happier,' 'I wish I hadn't worked so hard.'
So it's up to us the living to make sure that the day of death is one when you can feel purposeful, when you know you have stayed true to yourself and what is right.
Again the question, what do you want to be when you die?
After all, when someone dies, that is the day we really celebrate their achievements.
For an individual who has lived a life of meaning and gratitude, that is the day you can take a deep breath in, and know you have grown from a baby to the person you aspired to become.
Just a concept that I found interesting, hope it made at least a bit of sense.
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