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I Realise That Life Is Short

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    I came to a realization about three years ago

    that truly life is short , that there is a finite time that we have on tis planet. So why do so many of us just exist instead of truly living our lives full-on looking and craving for new experiences and sensations. We nee to make the most of that time that we are granted , it...
    Steven49WPG Steven49WPG 46-50, M 2 Responses May 6, 2014

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    My grandmother was diagnosed with lung cancer

    when I was 22. Less than 4 months later she was gone. She was the closest person in the world to me, and I miss her terribly still. Even though it's been almost 16 years I can't get over the fact she's gone. This past year I had a health scare. Turned out the tumor I had was...
    FindingMyWay23 FindingMyWay23 41-45, F Dec 22, 2013

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    I know a life can change in a second.

    ..and I also know life can cease in a second.I choose what makes me worth living...even if that means going against my plans.Coz plans are nothing if there is no morrow...and all I wish is to kiss you,my lotus flower.
    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 11, 2014

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    Life is so short. Time is

    so limited. That's what makes it so valuable. Time is life. It's worth more than gold...or oil. Unlimited demand. Only one single nonrenewable supply. The question on everyone's minds, though, is what to do with it, assuming, that is, that what we deliberately CHOOSE to do...
    shannonymous shannonymous 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    I realize that there is

    so many things in life that I want to do to make my life more meaningful. I want to do more volunteer work :) I want to go overseas and do something awesome, see and experience the world, the different cultures :) There are so many meaningful things that I want to do with my...
    MINIONPOP MINIONPOP 18-21 1 Response May 2, 2014

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    "Yudhishthira said, 'Tell me, O grandsire, by what frame of soul should one kill one's grief when one loses one's wealth, or when one's wife, or son, or sire, dies.'

    "Yudhishthira said, 'Tell me, O grandsire, by what frame of soul should one kill one's grief when one loses one's wealth, or when one's wife, or son, or sire, dies.' "Bhishma said, 'When one's wealth is lost, or one's wife or son or sire is dead, one certainly says to oneself...
    Abhih123 Abhih123 22-25, M Sep 16, 2013

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    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 27

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    I pretend I'm ready and ok with the future

    and changes that will be accruing in my life. But to be honest I'm still that 10 year old girl, wide eyed and innocent screaming for someone to save me from my future that I am not and may never be ready for. I AM AFRAID. But I can't tell my parents... I don't want to...
    skyebrookson skyebrookson 16-17, F May 12

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    Life is short. I guess I never fully understand

    that phrase until today. A close officemate of mine passed away yesterday. She went to this beach to engage in a scuba diving activity. Unfortunately, she had a heart attack while under water. It makes me sad because shes really been such a good officemate to me. She always...
    sayangeiram sayangeiram 22-25, F Aug 6, 2014

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    Now I am old ghosts of grandmothers appear in

    glass mirrors. Glimpses of sagging contours, furrows and folds evoke - Scottish grandma? Sun-spots and blots, glances from bony eye caverns awake - Welsh-wed Llannie? Legacies of form and feet invoke memories of when I was young. Then grandmothers seemed of awesome age but...
    TheWildling TheWildling 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I Almost Died After Receiving A Root Canal

    I realized that life is too short when I almost died from a routine dental procedure. the day I came home after I had received a root canal the pain began to get worse. the left side of my face began to swell. by the second day my body began to reject the antibiotics that the...
    reneemk reneemk 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 27, 2012

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    Why do life have to be mess up First min it's

    great Next a it terrible When everything is great It gets took away How is life going to be at the end?
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 1, 2014

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    The Bible Says 'three Score And Ten!'

    Seventy years isn't long. I am twenty three, and although many say the best is still to come, I worry about how quickly life rushes by, and there is hardly enough time to read and learn and reflect to work out your Tikun. The challenges of each existence for our souls are many...
    ToiledAraignee ToiledAraignee 22-25, F Dec 15, 2012

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    Near Death Experience

    You know ive been depressed since i was fourteen.Ive tried suicide many times and i still think about death.But two different incidents have made me look a little bit different at my life. The first was a suicide attempt.I took about twelve sleeping pills two months ago. I sold...
    Passionfruit3 Passionfruit3 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 24, 2012

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    The Truth

    The last breadth is the toughest one to take. And I am moving towards it.. Faster than i thought. It is also an opportunity. To remember your contribution to the society. Not everyone can be a Rushdie. But maybe i will reach someone..
    tHeSaInTnThEsiNner tHeSaInTnThEsiNner 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 17, 2012

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    The other day, one of my mom's co-worker

    collapsed during work, got rushed to the hospital and was diagnosed with blood cancer, I can't remember the name I think it was lymphoma, something like that. The doctor said he had about a month to live. And he's only in his 30s. I feel sorry for him, mom said he looked...
    sarasakun sarasakun 18-21, F Aug 10

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    And yet within our time we live

    so many lives. Looking for something yesterday, my hand found a small container in one of my storage boxes. Pulling it out, and setting my eyes on the label, my blood turned cold. My pregnancy vitamins. I had to sit down. Never in my life was a more disastrous outcome...
    TheWildling TheWildling 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 24

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    I Hate Being Called Spoilt

    My girlfriend says I'm spoilt I don't think I am my girlfriend disagrees but we had different up bringings so we can't really compare. My mums always been genourous with stuff but hasn't always brought me thing I want I haven't always got what I want I just get presents sometimes...
    potato11 potato11 22-25, F Oct 28, 2013

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    Down Is Only A Direction

    My heart has been in pain for quite some time over one particular man. I loved him. I hoped and hoped that things would be different, but they aren't. And I have a secret to tell you: it is ok :) You know why? because life is too short to feel hurt over someone who doesn't treat...
    happyadventurer happyadventurer 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 30, 2013

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    Read a beautiful story today about a women aged

    39 who was born deaf and has been all her life until she was given implants to allow her to hear. For the first time in her life she was able to hear sounds. The first thing she heard was the nurse talking to her and she was over whelmed with happiness, you could see the joy on...
    Ashbash18 Ashbash18 18-21, M Mar 28, 2014

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    *Deeeeeeep Siiiiigh* What

    if I could raise my IQ to 164? What if I'm actually an Alien from another planet? What if camping is fun? What if we all die and nothing happens? What if Nirvana does exist? Why did Kurt Cobain commit suicide? What is a giraffe? Who is Elvis? ...Lady Gaga? Why...
    TheAnonymousINFx TheAnonymousINFx 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 27, 2014

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    My Life...the Readers Digest Edition Part 1

    I have loved and lost many people in my life. I have lost my grand parents, parents, my son and two of my friends. My only family is my 2 daughters and my husband. I have cared for an prayed with the people I love as I have worked to keep putting one foot in front of the other to...
    LoveHopePeace LoveHopePeace 51-55, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2012

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    Life is a beautiful experience,

    at times you spend it wishing away life, and once you are at the moment you had wished for you realise that it's so short and precious <3 x
    spiritorchid9 spiritorchid9 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 26, 2014

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    So Live It

    to the full every day i wan't born a woman in body but am in mind have spent too long conforming to being a male so now I will be as much a woman as I can for the rest of my life and if I can change sex in that time i will life is too short not to
    christinemelody christinemelody 56-60, T Jul 14, 2012

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    It was 6:30 am a Sunday morning

    and I was on vacation at the coast when the phone rang. It was kind of strange receiving a call from my mom that early she knew I was on vacation. But when I heard the tone of her voice I realized that something was wrong. That phone call that everyone fears. The first thing...
    Glossylipstick Glossylipstick 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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    Life Is Flowing Out Like Water From A Broken Jar. Curious Still How Men Do Evil Deeds In This World!

    Old age watches us, roaring like a tigress. Disease, like enemies, is striking us often. Life is flowing out like water from a broken jar. Curious still how men do evil deeds in this world! The sun by his coming and going every hour is lessening the life of man. Time...
    Abhih123 Abhih123 22-25, M Mar 9, 2013

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    Happy Birthday Mom

    When I was 8 my mom got hurt at work. She fell off a ladder and dislocated two disks in her back and neck. She had the one in her neck removed and they knicked a nerve, giving her "spazms", that would make her heart almost stop everytime they happened. Well, she started going to...
    jennylove329 jennylove329 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2012

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    Franklin Quote

    I think Ben Franklin is credited with saying "Live every day as if it were your last, for one day, you're certain to be right."
    TimeTrvler TimeTrvler 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 18, 2013

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    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    Decisions will cost you.

    ..make it worth the outcome!!
    melXlo melXlo 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 30, 2014

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    When you think about it,

    you'll never know when will my life end. But here I am in my room with the Internet. Not because I'm a couch potato person or something, it's just that I'm not into drinking or partying stuff. I want to go places. I want to climb mountain, sail and explore a lot of island. See...
    heyjan heyjan 22-25, F Aug 21

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    Littlebikiechick Littlebikiechick 41-45, F Jan 19, 2014

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    Why can't we do something else in life?

    I don't know how to ask I'm a eccentric person. Hmmm maybe what does college teach us? I want to go to college but why can't we do something else too? Like multi task. Besides work and school. Deep thoughts.
    Diamond1029 Diamond1029 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 31, 2014

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    Its Over

    it was the beginning of December, the cool wind was filling my room, i look out the window everything looks pale and dead. there are things i would love to take back, things that I've done and things i have said. i look at the old photos in my little box, till my tears fall down...
    aiahqoh aiahqoh 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 27, 2012

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    It's not that life is short,

    it's we wait too long to start living it. Start enjoying it from the moment your born to the moment you die, that's the best we can do.
    shaunrain shaunrain 18-21, M Mar 23, 2014

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    Life Flies

    I can't believe I'm going to be 27 years old this year
    karla86 karla86 26-30, F 41 Responses Mar 30, 2013

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    Just a few days ago mom told me about her ill

    co-worker. He collapsed during work and was rushed to the hospital, he already knew he was suffering from HIV because he did a medical check up a few months ago. What surprised him that day was that the doctor informed him he had about a month more to live. It was heart breaking...
    sarasakun sarasakun 18-21, F Aug 14

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    Kandi23 Kandi23 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 13

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    Silent Noise

    it lingers within me as a part of me, lived inside me there no way out but to take a risk to be free from this pain i would give anything to be able to live and be normal as others i would fight for the life that i want, i would not give up as the people around me do so i accept...
    aiahqoh aiahqoh 16-17, F Nov 2, 2012

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    "I just had to let it go" http://m.

    youtube.com/watch?v=KAU6VBxJL6M
    Ashishishe Ashishishe 36-40, M Apr 25, 2014

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    Mood Swings

    They are just nature... Can't be helped. Why dont people realise that? It is tough to be nice always.. Why can't people just accept the other side as well as they accept my good things... Am i just supposed to be white.. No grey shade allowed? When a wife feels bad when I tell...
    tHeSaInTnThEsiNner tHeSaInTnThEsiNner 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 18, 2012

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    I Have Seen It Cut Short Too Many Times

    In the past few years I have seen much too much death. I saw several people die during my time as a soldier, and even when they were enemies...I never grew accustomed to the waste of human life. Then I lost my parents, which was a personal tragedy in my life. I miss them more...
    YaelWiseGirl YaelWiseGirl 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 27, 2012

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    This is one thing that I have realized

    that time past by FAST. Just awhile ago I was thinking about college and counted the years I'll use to study. And run through the things that I want to achive. It's not enough. It's not enough time to be rich live life the way I wanted to be WHILE I'm young. It's just...
    AwkwardChameleon7 AwkwardChameleon7 16-17, F Mar 28, 2014

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    "Yudhishthira Said, 'Time, Which Is Destructive Of Every Created Thing, Is Passing On. Tell Me, O Grandsire, What Is That Good Thing Which Should Be Sought.'

    SECTION CLXXV , Santi Parva , Mahabharata "Yudhishthira said, 'Time, which is destructive of every created thing, is passing on.  Tell me, O grandsire, what is that good thing which should be sought.' "Bhishma said, 'In this connection, O king, is cited the old narrative of...
    Abhih123 Abhih123 22-25, M May 2, 2013

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    Too short in fact. And like a toilet-roll,

    it's thinning ever faster as the years go by. Was hoping that with a young toddler in the house, his madcap presence would rejuvenate me. But his hectic demands are escaping the toll - the brighter the star, the quicker it burns out! Listen to me, I'm sounding defeatist! It's a...
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 21

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