Life is too short

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by otterhound, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. gandsfjord

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    “This life is a test - it is only a test.
    If it had been an actual llife, you would have received further
    instructions on where to go and what to do."

    Jack Kornfield: A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life
     
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    Uncle Stan

    My poor old God-Father (Uncle Stan) lived until he was about 96 y.o. but he was a very fit man and used to ride his bicycle about 20klm every day to visit his wife's grave. He was a very emotional man and used to come into my hearing centre for a chat and a cuppa when he was down. He used to complain that "All the people I ever knew of my generation have all passed away" and he wished he could just leave and be with his wife again.

    One day he was about 30metres from his house on the bike when he had a turn and got his wish. The funeral was sad and happy at the same time! Sad for us....Happy for him.

    According to Stan life was too long for him. Miss you Uncle!
     
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  4. emu!

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    We start the dying process when we take our first breath...so...

    death is too long.
     
  5. rebelwoclue

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    ^^^^^
    Positive thinking speaker here- am I right?:lol:
     
  6. Justinvs

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    I would respectfully disagree. A good attitude can accomplish much, but it can not make up for circumstances and situations beyond our control. Telling ourselves to be happy despite what life has dumped on us is simply wearing blinders.
     
  7. kelnet

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    Actually, in our youth, we are continually growing. New cells are being created. So, how is that dying?
    It's only when our body stops producing new cells that we could be said to be dying.
    In terms of time, yes, we are always moving towards our eventual death, but that's not the same as dying. If I drive towards a destination, I am not coming to a stop from the moment I leave my driveway. I must accelerate before I can slow down.
    The first part of our lives are like the first part of a journey. We accelerate. It's only later that we slow down and eventually come to a stop.
     
  8. Obsessed

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    There are no guarantees in life, so live up today like it is your last.

    Every second that goes by is gone forever, so don't waste another second in life.

    I've been told over and over that I'm in a midlife crisis ... for the last 25 years, but I'm just living life to it fullest.

    So keep livin' like your 21!!! And like some said above, disown the grumpy people you hang around.
     
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    What you are missing is what to be happy about. Accept your misfortune and look at the good things in life. If you think there is nothing good about your life you are the one wearing blinders.

    It reminds me of Henry fords famous quote - "whether you think you can or you can't - you're right. "
     
  10. Justinvs

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    Some see the glass as half full, some see it as half empty. Me? without my glasses on I can't even find the damn thing to look at it! :lol:

    But seriously folks...

    A positive attitude may be a wonderful thing, but it can't alter reality.
     
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    I'm 57 and stretching my youth as far as it will go.
     
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    No, but it can alter your future reality.
     
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    Can anyone tell me what that phrase means? Is it a good thing that it's later than you think it is? If so, why?

    I've honestly no idea what it means!
     
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    Congratulations! You have entered the pantheon of TDPRI immortality! :cool:

    I heard a quote similar to that before, but I don't remember where I heard it, and you absolutely NAILED IT when you used it in this thread! :D

    I agree that life is too short. I've already buried half of my friends, and I'm not even 50 yet.

    I'd like to live another 20 years, but I have medical issues that will probably prevent that... Even if I make it another 20 years, I doubt that will seem long enough, as 20 years ago I was 28, and that doesn't really seem very long ago.

    One thing I have to look forward to, once I "turn the corner", I have faith I'll be reunited with all the lost loves, friends, family, and pets who predeceased me. Some might say my faith is misguided, but in that case, I won't care anymore either. :idea:
     
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    It means "Carpe Diem".
     
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    So what it's saying is - you only have one life, so make the most of it because time is advancing faster than you realise? Somehow, I always pictured it as being said to somebody at a party, in which case why would it be considered a good thing that it's later than one realised?

    Oh well; still sounds an odd phrase to me. Maybe I'm going all LarryF about it.
     
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    Lets all listen to some blues.

    I vote castles made of sand.

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    I always took Carpe Diem in the same vein as "when opportunity knocks..." Caesar was a great believer in risking everything if he thought the conditions had swung his way. Worked out pretty well, too, at least until that Ides of March thing.
     
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    Getting through the day

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    as a very wise old lady once told me: it's never too late to have a happy childhood.

    misery and happiness are largely a mindset that we can program ourselves.

    childhood trauma can effect you harshly, but you have to take the reins eventually.

    the simple act of carrying yourself differently can change your brain chemistry in either
    a positive or negative way; and it will impact the way you see yourself as well as the way that others see you.....a fascinating study is available on ted talks hack your life
     
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