If there’s once constant in life, it is change. Certainties are death and taxes. Frankly, I am not fond of death or taxes. I’ve only had one particular brush with death and I wish to keep it that way. Somerset Maugham once said “Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.” that is sound advice. However, one would have to be immortal not to die. And that is not an option.
I do believe in the afterlife. We are in the here and the now though. We need to make this time count. I’ll discuss this more in the next men’s health post. What’s on your bucket list? Here are some of mine.
- See Europe
- See most of the Continental United States
- Go snowboarding
- Participate in a shooting competition
- Compete in a fencing competition
- Run a half-marathon someday
I think we all need to realize our own mortality and with that comes the responsibility with understanding that we need to set goals and pursue what we need to pursue in this life. What value do we add to this Earth? Have you given recently? Have you impacted someone positively lately? Through these questions we can find answers we need.