A strong advice from a dying man

I am only 34 years old, yet I have actually already chosen my last
tie. It’s the one that I will wear on my funeral a few months from
now. It may not match my suit, but I think it’s perfect for the
occasion.
The cancer diagnosis came too late to give me at least a tenuous
hope for a long life, but I realized that the most important thing
about death is to ensure that you leave this world a little better
than it was before you existed with your contributions . The way
I’ve lived my life so far, my existence or more precisely the loss of
it, will not matter because I have lived without doing anything
impactful.
Before, there were so many things that occupied my mind. When I
learned how much time I had left, however, it became clear which
things are really important. So, I am writing to you for a selfish
reason. I want to give meaning to my life by sharing with you what
I have realized:
Don’t waste your time on work that you don’t enjoy. It is obvious
that you cannot succeed in something that you don’t like. Patience,
passion, and dedication come easily only when you love what you
do.
It’s stupid to be afraid of others’ opinions. Fear weakens and
paralyzes you. If you let it, it can grow worse and worse every day
until there is nothing left of you, but a shell of yourself. Listen to
your inner voice and go with it. Some people may call you crazy,
but some may even think you‘re a legend.
Take control of your life Take full responsibility for the things that
happen to you. Limit bad habits and try to lead a healthier life. Find
a sport that makes you happy. Most of all, don’t procrastinate. Let
your life be shaped by decisions you made, not by the ones you
didn’t.
Appreciate the people around you Your friends and relatives will
always be an infinite source of strength and love. That is why you
shouldn’t take them for granted.
It is difficult for me to fully express my feelings about the
importance of these simple realizations, but I hope that you will
listen to someone who has experienced how valuable time is.
I’m not upset because I understand that the last days of my life
have become meaningful. I only regret that I will not be able to see
a lot of cool stuff that should happen soon like the creation of AI,
or Elon Musk’s next awesome project. I also hope that the war in
Syria and Ukraine will end soon.
We care so much about the health and integrity of our body that
until death, we don’t notice that the body is nothing more than a
box – a parcel for delivering our personality, thoughts, beliefs and
intentions to this world. If there is nothing in this box that can
change the world, then it doesn’t matter if it disappears. I believe
that we all have potential, but it also takes a lot of courage to
realize it.
You can float through a life created by circumstances, missing day
after day, hour after hour. Or, you can fight for what you believe in
and write the great story of your life. I hope you will make the right
choice.
Leave a mark in this world. Have a meaningful life, whatever
definition it has for you. Go towards it. The place we are leaving is
a beautiful playground, where everything is possible. Yet, we are
not here forever. Our life is a short spark in this beautiful little
planet that flies with incredible speed to the endless darkness of
the unknown universe. So, enjoy your time here with passion.
Make it interesting. Make it count.
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2 Comments

  1. Nice update

  2. Cool

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