In this uncertain world, the only basic certainties are that we are born, we have to live, and then we die. It’s an unfair trade. We are born into lives that we did not choose, we live and work to survive, and then we die leaving everything behind for all eternity. Yes, it all seems too unfair, but again we have no choice. How should we live our lives?
We want to live but simply living won’t make us feel alive so we indulge in worldly pleasures. Then, we realize that all the pleasure won’t last forever because we are going to die. So, we have developed ways to deny death. We have developed technology that would make us live longer and created religions that assure us that there is something after death. How should we deal with death?
Ironically, living means having needs and wants. We need food, water, and air. Without those we die. We want pleasure, and without it we won’t feel alive. We don’t want to die, and we also want to enjoy life. But no matter what we do, everything will come to pass and we will die. So does anything we do in this life really matter?
Honestly, I don’t have the perfect answer. I wish to find the real answers to these question because there are just too many versions out there and I really can’t tell which one is right. The only answer I could come up with by myself is to just do as much good as I can in this one life, regardless if it matters or not. I’ll live and continue to ask questions and find answers for myself while also raising questions and encouraging others to find their own answers. Thank you for reading.
“Man sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.” – The Dalai Lama
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