Enjoy it now. It all fades.
Now there is wisdom we always ignore.
Life really is wasted on the young.
All kidding aside... life is fleeting.
We have to embrace everything in the best way possible.
Redditor ConesWithNanwanted everyone to celebrate certain aspects of life while it's still possible. So they asked:
"What should we enjoy before it's no longer around?"
I try to appreciate it all. Life is the all. I fall short though.
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"Enjoy the health of your youth but make an effort to work out. With weights. Use household items if you don't have access to a gym. Strength training is crucial as we age."
"Teeth hygiene is one of those things you hear so often it's easy to block out. Something I heard once and never forgot it though was in the movie 'Peggy Sue Got Married.' She was able to go back in time to do things differently and in one scene she asks her grandfather if he could go back, what he'd do differently. He says, 'I'd have taken better care of my teeth.' It's stuck with me ever since."
"Grandparents and Family History. When they die, it's gone forever."
"I wish I had had more conversations with my grandpa before he passed. He lived an incredibly full life as an outdoor adventurer, but he was a very quiet man."
"I didn’t get around to actually asking to hear his stories until the last few years. I only know a fraction of the incredible life he lived. I miss him all the time. I deeply regret not having more conversations with him. I just hope I live a life he would be proud of."
"Any band or artist while they are still touring/alive."
"Absolutely yes! Back in the day Heaven and Hell (Black Sabbath with Dio, basically) made a couple of shows here in my city. I had the time and money to go but decided to spend it elsewhere as 'they will come back.' Dio fell ill from cancer the next year and died not long after. If regret turned to money, I would be able to fund my own space program."
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"Your friends, and having time to spend with them."
"I was gonna say your parents. This is kinda in the same vein."
This is making me sad yet feeling more life affirmed. Weird.
"Issue is, almost all bananas are essentially clones of each other due to how they are grown. That means there's extremely low genetic diversity among them."
See You Again
"As much time as possible with your significant other. I lost my wife last year and I have never and will never be the same again. She was only 41 years old. Way to young for me to be mourning the loss of my best friend and soul mate. I love you Stephanie. I can't wait to see you again."
creak and pop...
"Healthy joints. I creak and pop so much now just standing up."
"After decades of running every day, my joints are still good but when I get up in the morning the ankles sound like I'm tossing pop-its on the way to the kitchen."
"What's more annoying is that I habitually cross my legs when I lay down (don't even notice I do it) and since I have skinny legs the ankle bones will squeeze on the nerves of one leg or the other and start foot or calf cramps. Wakes me up sometimes."
"Your significant other. Love them with your whole heart, and appreciate them for loving you back. Don't take them for granted or you'll be left emptier than you've ever been before."
"Yep. My fiancée left me 2 weeks ago. I’ve never felt as broken as I do now. Every day is misery and a struggle to get through. I really wish I cherished those last few weeks more than I did and didn’t pay so much attention to my job."
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"Youth, like being a child. Doing things without a care in the world."
"Our parents. One minute they’re youthful, the next they’re elderly. Don’t take them for granted, give them a call because one day you wont be able to."
"I would say always be grateful for your parents that stuck around and/or even made it to their elderly years. I'm 28 and lost my mom in 2017, loved and cherished her till her passing. What I would give to have her back."
"Childhood friends. Seriously, making friends when you’re adult is so different and less fun."
"On the flip side, childhood friends really diverge from you sometimes. One goes on to become a vain mini-celebrity, another just decides that you are not good enough for him any more, more than half of them just move away and move on with their lives."
"And God forbid some bad times befall you, many of them just don't want to talk to you because now you're 'tainted' or a 'loser.' This is when you pick up new friends primarily with your new interests or same socio-economic class/bracket, similar needs, wants and concerns. But the few friends that remain despite disparity in income and divergence in social norms are really good friends and you are lucky to have them."
It's not a for-profit venture...
"Government things run as a service rather than as a for-profit venture. Libraries and the like. At least in my country the trend for the past 40 years has been to slowly privatize every aspect of life, which has inevitably lead to profit incentives forcing budget cuts and the bare minimum service to maximize profit and minimize cost, and thereby providing a worse service."
"For instance, people lately have been talking about how the postal system costs more than it makes, as if that's a negative thing. It's funded by our taxes as a service. It's not a for-profit venture. These are the things we pay taxes for, our money is reinvested into infrastructure and services to the benefit of all society. Providing conveniences at a loss to improve society is part of the government's job."
"It seems one of the greatest myths, to me, that the most effective way to run anything is to run it as a corporation."
"It sucks so bad that dogs have such a short life. Our Great Pyrenees is already 2 and it seems like yesterday we just brought her home as a pup, so enjoy your animals as much as possible because before you know it they're old and can't do the things they used to do."
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"Life. Weather it’s our own life or the lives of loved ones. Just appreciate and enjoy it."
"Our youth. Being young is a gift. Kids and young adults these days are so busy trying to be adults. Being an adult kinda sucks. I wish I was a kid again lol."
"Nearly 21 and I’m starting to feel like a kid all over again. I tried to be a ‘grown up’ wayyyy too quickly, but I’ve reversed back to having a pink girly room, pretty ‘girly’ clothes etc. don’t get me wrong, I sort my car insurance and pay my bills, but if there’s a park near by, I’m going on the swings."
It's Too Late
"Nature. Forests and wildlife."
"The entire planet, really. Public opinion on the need to save the climate, and basically nature in general, is finally shifting, but I am very afraid it will be too little, too late :/"
"Peace. Something catastrophic has been brewing I just feel it."
"The idealist in me sees the beautiful ways in which we can coexist and rectify the huge problems that we face as one human species. The realist in me sees that these ideals are too much to ask of humans who are inherently much too self-serving, greedy, violent and broken."
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"Everything. Because things could be gone in a blink of an eye."
"Best answer I’ve seen."
What did we learn? Appreciate life. Appreciate everything. Nothing is forever.
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