A couple nights ago, I was watching one of my favorite TV series called Community. The show is silly, hysterical and always makes me laugh. Every now and then, the show also tosses in some “life lessons” to give it some heart. One particular quote that made me shiver was…
Death is what makes life worth living.
It’s true. Death gives life a deadline. It gives us a rough timeframe to accomplish whatever it is we want to accomplish. Death makes us want to do things. It makes us want to enjoy life because we know it will end eventually. If you are given a pill that makes you immortal, what would be the point of doing anything anymore?
Who cares if you stay in the house for a full year playing video games. Who cares if you work a job you hate for the next 5 years instead of focusing on improving your life. Who cares if you find someone who makes you happy or go on that dream trip you always wanted to go on.
You have forever to do it! Your never going to die or age so you can put if off for eternity and continue to be lazy.
But that’s not how it works. And that’s a good thing.