What elucidates us as an individual is not a continuous stream of events but a series of pools, deep with defining moments. When viewing these pools as a collective, meaningful life is invariably shorter than initially perceived. Instead of continually overreaching toward the next pool, we should slow down and instead learn to make more constructive use of our time floating between.
An interesting concept of life as a person, is attempting to live every day as if it’s your last. I continually search my own thoughts, for ways in which I can become one of these spontaneous life-dwellers, where no two days are the same. The more I think about it, the less realistic it becomes and the more the whole phrase leans to being an impossible statement.
There are many things I would do, if I truly had one day of existence left; reckless abandon, no longer ill-suited for a person with such a limited timeframe, but what of the longer-term? I live with some hope and expectancy, that my life will continue for many years and certainly, creating a bubble of every day being the last, not only limits what I can achieve, but it seriously imperils my existence in those later years.
Comprehending what the slogan is actually trying to communicate here, should be looked at deeper. In most cases, it’s about the realisations of life and the miracle of existence, very much more so, than giving up work to go jump off a cliff. Ultimately, I’ve moved to living my lifetime as if it’s my last, creating roads for adventure and absorbing something positive about each day. Maybe I’ll be stuck at a 9-5 for years to come but it doesn’t mean that I’m not living my life to the fullest. Take what you can from existence and learn to embrace it; the reward is elevation above the more mundane moments, and a clearer vision of our place in the universe.