Been thinking a lot about this the past few days. I believe that people would be much happier if they had the mentality that life is something that is “borrowed.” Whether or not you’re religious or believe in an afterlife, having this mentality leads to a healthier, less worrisome, and more meaningful life.
Think about it. If you’re living on borrowed time, you’ll want to make the most out of it by not wasting time on unimportant things. You’ll want to spend as much time as possible with the people closest to you, like your family and friends. And you won’t be plagued by the need to acquire fame and fortune or worry about having to constantly please others.
Living on borrowed time means prioritizing the truly important things in life and living life not with a sense of entitlement, but with a sense of gratitude and desire to leave the most positive impact in the short time you are on this earth.
Just some late-night ramblings.
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