LIFE

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Submitted Date 10/16/2019
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"Life is shit and then you die"

But is that all there is?

What does it mean to live?

Are those words really true in all its despair?

"She lived a beautiful life"

Annie Le's brother said of his sister

Annie Le indeed was beautiful, as well academically achieved , charitable and powerful with potential

 

Enjoying her active social life, loved by so many

 

Despite whatever her obstacles

 

She overcame them all

Enjoying the sprinklings of happiness

And then


 

At the young age of 24 , the promising life she painstakingly planned is snatched out of her hands

 

And out of this world she could have helped

But still it's true

 

She lived a beautiful life

Henrietta Lacks was also young and beautiful , with a generous heart but she lived a hard life

 

She was born into a world full of racial injustice

 

But she made do

Enjoying the sprinklings of happiness along the way

And then

 

She too dies at a young age, leaving her small ones motherless

This planet will go on and on and on

 

And us , the human inhabitants

We live

 

Meeting our milestones

 

Carrying out the age old cycle of life and death

 

Both natural and unnatural

What does it mean to live?

Someone wise once said

" Live and love

 

And when it ends

 

It ends"

Maybe

 

Understanding of human existence

 

And meaning in humanity


 

Needs only be as simple as that




 

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  • Rick Doble 5 months, 1 week ago

    Our awareness of death is one of the burdens of being human -- it is the price of consciousness.