Sadly, people can pass on without leaving much of a legacy behind; questions may have gone unanswered, words could have been left unsaid. Some may say that it is okay because it will not matter in death, but it will to the people that care about you and vice versa, “whether or not we give much thought to it, everyone else we know will” (Chittester, 2008). As people often say, life is too short and tomorrow is not guaranteed. We must take advantage of the time we do have and use it as an opportunity to make it the best life we can for ourselves and those who we leave behind or come after
Since time of death is uncertain everyone should live everyday like it is their last. Rather than living life on the safe side you should live life on the edge because every day might be your last day. Sarah Kay wants to relay the message to everyone that every day is a gift. She efficiently gets this message across by utilizing the reality of Hiroshima. “But on the front step, a person who was sitting there blocked the rays from hitting the stone.
Thomas Jefferson once wrote, “Determine never to be idle...it is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing”. What Jefferson means by this that people should aim to always be doing. He wanted it to be clear that hard work means success. A part of being successful means to show determination. Jefferson is correct with this statement because nothing productive can come from being inert.
Every second every minute and every hour is very important in everybody's life if it is wasted you have wasted the time to do great things and without life or death you cannot do great things. Life is very important if you were to live forever there is no meaning of life for anything. When you do great things in life and live forever there is no point to do all those things if there is no end. Without death there is no meaning of life or no meaning to do anything at all. In the novel, Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt, Jesse Tuck, Miles Tuck, and Winnie Foster all develop their own opinions about whether or not it is a blessing or a curse to live forever.
By learning all throughout your years failure will never become an issue. Colin suggests, “Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.” When you make it to your old age you have went through a lot of failures. If you don 't accept those failures you will never learn from
We can’t, we MUST not lose this sense of possibility because in the end, it’s all we have.” (3). She’s reminding everyone that their lives are not like a fire that once extinguished, the smoke is the only direction they can follow. Instead, Keegan says, “But let us get one thing straight: the best years of our lives are not behind us” showing that their lives are like matches and with each stroke it lights the way onto a new path and new opportunities of self-exploration
However, the purpose of Outliers is not to brag about the lucks that successful people had, but to remind readers that opportunities are always available and that it solely depends on oneself to make each opportunity special and to make it to be the guide to one’s success. It is a waste of time and energy to believe that there will be that one perfect opportunity and complain when it does not come. In chapter two, Gladwell writes “Achievement is talent plus preparation”. (38) This quote exactly explains how that it is not about waiting for the one perfect opportunity, but always preparing, so one can be able to recognize and be ready for the opportunities that continuously show up in life. No one knows which event or chance will lead to success; either Bill Joy, Bill Gates, or the Beatles knew that certain events will lead them to success.
This is something that I try to keep in mind in my daily life, that I will never be perfect, those around me will never be perfect, and that it’s perfectly okay to never be perfect. However, even though most can agree that the notion of perfection is unobtainable, that doesn’t stop us from setting our goals there. Heather Lende talks about this idea and about “shedding” the idea of perfection (19). Instead, we need to focus on what’s pretty good in our lives, whether it be our family, the hobbies that we enjoy, or the friends that we make throughout our
We must not fall into the ways of narrow-mindedness and arrogance if we wish to go on. Respect all things in life because one day that respect will pay off. Most of all, always remain hopeful even when times are dark. Hope has the ability to turn any situation into a positive
I live for each day. I live in the moment. Some tomorrow soon, I'll forget that I stood before you and gave this speech. But just because I'll forget it some tomorrow doesn't mean that I didn't live every second of it today. I will forget today, but that doesn't mean that today doesn't matter” (Genova).