"Life's too short for..." - Almost Everyone
I've been hearing this a lot.
Life is too short.
Life is too short to fret.
Life is too short to blend in.
Life is too short to dwell on this and that.
Life is too short to not take this chance.
But I don't agree with this, at all. Life is not too short. Life is the longest thing you will ever do. Don't agree? Name one thing that you've done longer than be alive.
Breathe? No. Talk! No. Blink? No. Do homework. Nice one, but no.
Why does everyone say life is too short?
Recently, a kid in my graduating class died in a car accident. Actually, a lot of kids died while I was in my Senior year. And whenever someone in their young years of life dies, everyone goes on saying that "life is too short." But just because someone who was 18 died, doesn't mean that life is short. It means that their life was shorter than you assumed it would be. And even so, what did that kid do that lasted longer than living? What did he do that he continued to do before or after passing? Nothing.
Everyone's life will last differently. Some will die when they're 80, some when they're 12, some babies, or middle aged. Their life might have been short to you, the one who outlived them, but their life wasn't short. They were born, they had their run, they fulfilled their purpose, and they passed. Their life probably wasn't easy, like for most of us. They had their hardships, maybe more than you did, and that sure didn't make it short. For all you know, that could've been the hardest thing they ever had to endure, living their life, and maybe they were secretly or openly thankful that it was finally over. When things go bad, time seems to go by slower.
Those quotes up there are just a few I've heard or found online for this post. And to me, those quotes are telling me that I'm just wasting my time when I cry over an ex, or am mad at homework or family or stupid people. They're telling me that I have to pop out and that blending in with people is a waste of time, a waste of life. Why can't I do any of those? Do I go around telling you that your feelings are invalid and a waste of time? No, I don't. We experience feelings for a reason, they help us develop, evolve, and grow. Why should we ignore them and act like whatever it was never happened, and like it never bothered us? That's not healthy.
You cannot control how long you live, or how long anyone else lives. You can try and counter me by saying "what if someone commits suicide? They controlled that!" Yes, yes they did, but that was in their path of life, was it not? You can even bring religion into this if you'd like, and I can counter that, too. "God has a plan for everyone." So apparently, that was his plan.
So now I'm tired and complained out, I'll leave you to your business.