Hello to you my fantastic reader. It has been a stressful week for me, how about you? I had three exams this week. The worse of it all was that I had two of the three in one day, and I mean back to back. School can be a roller-coaster with its burden of workload. Well, enough of me venting about school’s stress. How are you? How was your week? Hope it was not as stressful as mine?
So, last week, a friend of mine suddenly started venting to me about life. However, of everything he said, what stroke me more was that he questioned our existence on earth, as we are all destined to die someday. “I would like to know why we have to die one day,” he asked. Intriguing! I was shocked. I could not place where this was coming from or where the conversation was heading to, but it didn’t end there. He referred to the use of money, and exotic cars as vanity upon vanity. “I can’t see any reason why I have to stress about life. All I need is shelter and food,” he said.
I was not expecting any of these from him. He never speaks like this. This only made me wonder what might have triggered these thoughts in his mind.
Personally, I hate anything or any topic related to death. According to Jim Morrison “People fear death even more than pain. It’s strange that they fear death.”
It is vital for us to know that death is inevitable. It is mankind’s inevitable truth. We can’t run from it, and we certainly don’t know when it will happen but most importantly, what will our absence say to others?
If you don’t mind me asking, what legacy or memory do you intend to leave when you die. This question is directed to you and I. Note! When we die, we leave behind the effect we have had on the world; on our loved ones, neighbors and friends. Also, It doesn’t matter what you did for work, what line of employment you were in; what matters is how you lived your life.
What kind of investment are you making right now to the future of the world, your family, and your friends? What will your life on earth have to say to others? What will you be acknowledged as?