Hey. Was listening to The Clairvoyant by Iron Maiden this morning and there's this great line in the song that got me thinking.
"There's a time to live but isn't it strange that as soon as you're born you're dying."
I thought it was a great line and never thought about death in that sense. Most people are so preoccupied with extending life but in actually we're only delaying death. Life is not guaranteed, but death is. It also made me think of this one line I heard a few years back that I thought was pretty funny.
"Health nuts are going to feel stupid one day. Lying in their death beds, dying of nothing."
Both are great lines with a view on life. The first stating that death is coming regardless while the second states how some of us go to great lengths only to delay it as much as possible. Now, I'm not against "health nuts", if exercising and eating healthy and what not is your way of life, then handle your business. To each their own. I just find it odd how some people will eat healthy, exercise and what not and be miserable. It's not something they enjoy so why do it? I just think that instead of trying to delay death you should be out enjoying yourself. Why burden yourself with the thought of death? It's gonna happen so why worry yourself out of your mind? I'm not saying be a dumbass and go drive recklessly, do drugs, and shit like that because you're enjoying yourself. I'm not cool with that. People should be responsible for their actions and some actions cause harm to not only yourself but others as well.
That's my outlook on life. When the subject comes up, you'll always hear me say, "I'm not gonna die. I'm going to live my life the best I know how." Once you think of death, negativity comes from it. You start thinking about what's going to happen when you're gone, who's going to take care of the kids, how are you going to die, will I have enough money saved up for my surviving family? I'm not saying that you should ignore those questions. You should definitely be responsible and take the necessary precautions. For a man that's not going to die, I have a life insurance policy, savings account, and a 401K with the beneficiaries being my wife and kids in case god decided my reign on Earth is over. Again, death is inevitable, but why boggle myself down with it? Handle your business and do what you got to do for your family and then live your life. You've done the work by taking care of business, now it's time to play.
Until the maker decides to look for me, I'll catch ya around. Later.