Because living everyday like it’s your last is a tired cliche.
Live like you’re going to be diagnosed with cancer by age 35.
How would you change your life today then? What would be the first thing you’d do? What’s going to happen when you break the news to your family?
Live like your mom is going to die during your 20s
How do you think you’d feel when it happens? How would your perspective on life change when death happens at such close proximity to you? How would you cope with the idea that someone you grew up with was taken away just like that?
Live like you’re going to be imprisoned one day for a long while
Would you wish you used your time better? Would you wish you stopped to think before doing stupid shit? How would you live today knowing your freedom would be taken away one day?
Live like your one true love will stop loving you one day
And then they simply pack up and go. How would you continue on? How would you fight through the pain? How would you feel to be alone now with a void knowing your significant other you wanted to spend the rest of your life with doesn’t want you anymore?
Live like you’ll be fired at the peak of your career
Because shit happens. It doesn’t matter if you were a good worker or not. Would you feel like you wasted your entire life? How do you handle the idea that people don’t appreciate you? Would you ask yourself why you didn’t do it for you instead?
Live like you’re going to be disabled at the peak of your health
Because of accidents and stuff. Would you have made better use of your body? Would you have done the things you considered doing, albeit half-heartedly?Would you cry and yearn for those functions again?
Live like you’ll be blind one fine day
Would you start to appreciate the little things around you?
Live like you’ll lose it all one day
Would you have spent that money instead of worrying about losing it, while it’s mostly sitting there being useless?
Live like you’ll inevitably realize you’ll be unhappy anyway
So what does everything around you really mean today?