Nothing Matters

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Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.

Steve Jobs

I think life is simple, we were put on earth to be happy and enjoy the things in life, but as we grow we forget what is most important. Life is a journey and what makes life interesting is the unknown about what is ahead but only when we are faced with death do we see life with a different perspective.

Every day that passes is a day closer to our final destination. Are we living life doing what is the most important or are we living like we have all the time in the world?

If we knew we only had a few years to live, we all would live differently. We would be less worried, less angry about mundane things and we would live mindful lives. We would spend more time with our loved ones and enjoy the little things about life knowing that the only thing we have is today.

In reality we only have a few years and still we live like we have an infinite amount of time. The memories we make with our loved ones and doing the things that make us happy and feel good about ourselves are the moments that will last forever.

The time we sacrifice in order to obtain what is not important will be forgotten.

At the end nothing matters…

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