Long Life Is Overrated


At some point in your life, most especially if you make it past 40, you’ll probably start getting more health conscious. You may have a few health blogs bookmarked in your browsers and probably one or two health/nutrition instructions you’ll obey like you’ll drop dead the moment you derail from them.

While that’s good, don’t get overly attached…

…Long life is overrated and I’ll prove it.

Stay with me.

Methuselah holds the record for the longest living human ever. Dude was alive for almost a century – that’s longer than anybody else, past, present and probably future. Wait! Asides him being the guy that lived for 969 years, what other accomplishments do you know Methuselah for?

His Dad – Enoch, holds the record as the first man ever, and only one of two humans to not taste death, as history has it, he was taken off the earth in a whirlwind when his time on earth was up. His grandson – Noah, helped restore the human race. Screw living for a million years. I’d rather choose a more significant thing to be remembered for.

While a lot of people are doing all they can, to hold on to dear life; only a few people are truly living the “real” definition of life. One of the definitions you’ll find in the dictionary is – “A worthwhile existence”. So, my prayer, however weird it may sound is – “May I live a life that’s worthwhile. A life full of significance and one with immeasurable impact. If longevity comes as a bonus, fine. If not; cool.”

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West

Don’t focus too much on the longevity of your existence and ignore the real purpose of living. That’s why a lot of people are just existing from day-to-day and not actually living. At the end of the day, it’s not the years in your life that matters; it’s the life your years.

Make it count!

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intent of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally proclaiming: Wow! What a Ride”
– Hunter S. Thompson


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