The Meaning of Life

Don't Waste your life. 
I was watching Fear the Walking Dead and Morgan said this to John, the new gunslinger character.

We never know how much time we have.

Don’t know what you got ‘till it’s gone.
Things happen so fast and if you blink you’ll miss it. Days turn into weeks turn into months and so on.

You look back and it’s done, gone. 

Thinking about it gets me down. Because that event that I thought would never come came and is now a dot in the rear mirror of life.

Moments that can only be remembered. Never again lived. Loved. 

Did I live them to the fullest?

Then I ponder the times that I wanted time to rush by, when I sat at work and wanted the day to be finished with. And look back and see all that time (life) I wished away.

I think about the future and how things are different now. Events that got me to that point, aged me and loved ones around me. Those moments so precious  now a memory. 
And then I think about the meaning of life.

One time, as a teen (long story) I had stayed up late watching infomercials (so funny how they take on a totally different meaning in the wee hours of the morning). 

I saw one strange infomercial for some product I don’t remember, but the story intrigued me, as a lot of them had back then. But this one...

It talked about the “meaning of life.” A robot was talking to a guy and he asked the question. She led him on throughout the story and at the end it got back to this question. And she said something interesting. It was more or less something like this: 

Life is made up of experiences, which when strung together it makes a whole. 


It was cryptic, and I was going through an emotional time in my life back then having my mother pass on me at such a young age.

But then I started thinking, and realized that it’s true. I filled some of the pieces in. It’s not about being cool, or stupid trivial things.

It’s about the sum of your life experiences and how you live them with those you love. Friends. Family.

When you’re sitting on your death bed, can you look back and think, wow, I’ve had a wonderful life?

That’s hard to do now at this moment, but you can still get there. It's never too late. Just make an effort to live life right now.

Spend time with your family, friends.

Do something nice for someone.
Be nice to your fellow brothers and sisters.

And always chase your dreams.

Are you living life to the fullest? Or just getting by? Do you know the meaning? 

Let me know in the comments below or on Twitter  @WCMarchese.

Hope to see you there. 


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