We’re going to die one day. We don’t know when that day is. It might be towards the end of this diagram below, or, it might be somewhere a lot higher up.

We don’t know. OK, Cool.

Now that our limited time, and uncertain amount of time is settled. what are you going to do between here and there?

Live you life. Living is a verb. Go for the things that seem outrageous. Make plans for the outrageous. Believe in yourself more than you should. Surprise yourself, over and over again. Don’t let up. Change. Take care of yourself. Try ridiculous things. Make the most of this gift. Enjoy it all.

Decide how you want to feel. Decide to believe in yourself. Decide who you want to be. Decide who gets to be with you. Decide where life will take you. Decide to give and forgive. Decide to never forget just how good you have it and how crazy (literally insane) it is that you’re even alive in the first place.

You can’t beat death. But you can beat death in life.

If you are going to try, go all the way… You will ride life straight into perfect laughter.

We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.

-Charles Bukowski

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