We have all been plagued by existential questions at one point or another in life. It is inevitable, especially when unfortunate events hit us. Who am I? What is my real nature or identity? What is the purpose of life? What happens to me when I die? Is there a god? These questions and a series of others flood our minds. I often find myself mulling over the meaning of life and getting sad. It seems as though no matter what we do, how well we live our lives, our end is certain. Thinking about life inevitably leads me to think about death and death still freaks me out. I still can’t wrap my head around the concept of our spirits leaving our bodies, and our bodies rotting away in a grave.

 

Despite that, I love being alive. Waking up every morning to uncertainty stirs my soul. I never know what awaits me on the horizon, sometimes, it is joy; other times, it is pain. For some, the purpose of life is to love and be loved. For others, it is to live out their dreams, while even for some others it is to advance the teachings of God, whatever they consider God to be. Whatever life means for us, it’s a beautiful experience, and I think we should learn to smell the roses, watch sunsets, and do the things that make our hearts cheerful. The phrase ‘You only live once’ (YOLO), is very popular in the American society, and while it is debatable whether or not we only live once, this narrative can lead to a reckless lifestyle in people (young adults especially), who feel because YOLO, they can hurt themselves and others if it so pleases them.

 

 

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