(Well this one is a little morbid!)
There are a number of cliches about being alive versus actually living. However, one of the deepest things uttered by the most pessimistic person I know is that you’re dying from the moment you’re born. Of course, biologically speaking, he was right.
I was having a discussion only a few months ago about how different people find different things important in their lives. I try to be understanding, but I’m not sure I’ll ever get how people can live just for a job title or possessions because that feels like it’s centred too closely on the individual. The biggest thing for me is to make me people happy, and ideally doing that by words and actions rather than anything materialistic.
And, despite popular belief, I would also appreciate if someone didn’t put that I’m grumpy on my tombstone!
The people you touched are your real legacy. You’re not defined by what you take from this world.
The fact is you won’t take anything with you.
You’re defined by what you leave behind, what you give to this world and by how you impact other people.
Everything Burns by Shirock