Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Jeremy vs. Dying: I will not go quietly...

No, I'm not dying in the immediate, or severe sense of being sick or having some sort of disease, but the truth is that we are all dying in a manner of speaking and the part that really wedges itself into your ribs is the fact that death is unavoidable.  YOU WILL DIE!  Someday, somehow, we all die.  It's just a matter of how and when.

Sucks, doesn't it?  Death comes for us all... and as they say, it is the great equalizer.

Steve Jobs died today.  Co-founder of Apple and Pixar Animation... visionary, innovator, one of the worlds richest people... and he's dead.  This man literally changed the world by changing the way the world creates, distributes and consumes information... and he's dead at the age of 56.

Rich or poor.  CEO or janitor... it catches up with you eventually.

So, what can we do?  The answer is simple.  Almost too simple.  So simple that I think that sadly, most people overlook it... the answer is we LIVE!  That's it.

We live.

We carry on.

We create our lives into something that means something... even if only to our loved ones.

We follow our passions and share them with those that surround us.

We give back to the next generation so that they can follow passions of their own.

We teach our children to never ever give up on their dreams.

We take time for ourselves and be selfish.

We fill everyday with as much LIFE as we can muster.

...and when the time comes... when Death stands before you and tells you that it's your turn, you stand your ground with a smile on your face and fire in your eyes and you fight.  You stare the Reaper in the eyes and scream at the top of your lungs that you will not go quietly and you live until your last breath escapes you.

"The key to immortality it first living a life worth remembering"  
~ St. Augustine