Carpe Diem

August 24, 2012
By kelly.yu.369 SILVER, Rochester Hills, Michigan
kelly.yu.369 SILVER, Rochester Hills, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
If it's worth doing it in the first place, it's worth doing right.


They say live in the present. Carpe diem.

Well I’d put it this way:

Everyone is dying.

As soon as we are born, we start to die.

It just takes a while.

Some take a hundred and some years.

Others take a good eighty.

And some finish first, because of tragedy or plain stupidity.

We are all dying at different rates.

Oh sure, you can try to change your rate, by exercising, by eating right, by taking drugs or whatnot

But you can’t let go of reality

That one day your time will come

And the process that your body had begun as soon as it came out of the womb

Will someday be complete.

Live like I’m dying?

I am dying.

We all are.

So make the most of it.


The author's comments:
Why is speaking of death such a taboo in our society? Death is as much a part of Life as Living.

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