Of course, because of fear, we often procrastinate about fully realizing this.
It is the denial of death that is partially responsible for people living empty, purposeless lives; for when you live as if you’ll live forever, it becomes too easy to postpone the things you know you must do. You live your life in preparation for tomorrow or in remembrance of yesterday; and meanwhile, each today is lost. In contrast, when you fully understand that each day you awaken could the the last you have, you take the time that day to grow, to become more of who you really are, to reach out to other human beings.
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