(Until there isn’t)
Procrastination is an integral part of humanity. We put off tomorrow what should have been done today. There is always a tomorrow, or is there?
You should never give up on life until you take your last breath.
It’s just too easy, especially for us old folks, to just give up on our dreams because we see the end of the tunnel. We think, “what’s the point of…” Fill this quote with just about anything”. In reality, none of us really don’t know when our end comes. Yeah, we can speculate about it but that is just giving up productive days you might still have. I say due to my genes I will likely die before I am 78, but who really knows.
- Does that mean I only have four more years?
- What shape will I be in?
- Maybe it’s time to just give up now?
The above sounds like logical things to consider, and I am a guy driven by logic. But, by giving into that thought I might just be giving up some of the best years of my life. In this case, I think logic should give way to hope and dreams. I know some, especially those who are younger probably think that dreaming is for those with more of the life ahead of them than behind them. For them, I can say with certainty that you will change your mind when it is you facing the last half.
I know many today, especially all those MAGA folks, who seem to think I should be willing to give up my final days so they are not burdened. They think of me as collateral damage. The inconvenience of wearing a mask is just too much to ask of them just so I can live all the years that God gives me.
This brings back a vivid image of the movie “Soylent Green” from 1972. I know that was almost 50 years ago, but it still sticks in my memory. A little about that movie is shown to the right. I can still see the image of “Sol” lying on a silk sheet covered bed looking with wonder at how earth used to be. He was giving up his life so that he could be turned into Soylent Green nutrient pills for the population of New York. Yeah, Soylent Green is people! That was the shocking end of the movie. 🤪
Ok, getting back to some form of reality, I don’t know if there is a next life or not. I leave that stuff up to God and trusting him I don’t worry about it much. But, if I still see things I want to accomplish I’m not going to wait to do it after I die. I will try to do them now.