We have time to choose if we want to be somebody or not.
We have time to choose what we want to be.
And then, we have time to be that person. The problem is not about time, is about what you do with it.
What’s with us?
With the moments that get by? Why do we have this strong wish to keep every part of us somewhere? A personal cup of coffee, a special moment captured in a photo, a certain song, that dance, that blouse…
Is it because we realize one day we’re gonna die? Is this just a way to immortalize ourselves?
Or do we fool ourselves with this moments? Are we like the leadsinger from Alphaville who released the song ” Forever Young” in his teens and now when he’s singing it at almost 60 years old, the song laughs in his face?
The truth is that we are not immortals and we can’t be forever young.
The truth is we are born dummed. We are born sick and the diagnosis is simple: death.
So when we see we can’t do anything to change it, we try to imortalize ourselves. Some get lost in the process and some just move on.
Maby some of us have a purpose in life, like helping the others or creating something that will live forever.
We all act brave and think we are the centre of the universe, because honestly speaking, we are the centre of our universe. We are the main characters of our lives.
But what about the people that died protecting an ideal? Who remembers them?
My question is: “Do we want to be rememberd by the people we love, or isn’t that enough?”
As humans beeings we may not know certain things about us but what we do know, and it’s psychological proved is that humans are selfish.
When you give something to someone you give it because you like that person’s feeling, and that makes you satisfied. When you love someone you love that person, because they make you feel in a way. And I could go like this all day long.
Ok, so we are selfish, but how selfish?
Is it ok when you die to be rememberd by the ones you love, but isn’t it better to be rememberd by everybody?
Is it mediocrity if you settle up by being in the memory of the people that you loved and that loved you back, when you can be rememberd by everybody? Is that vanity ?Because if you limit to a small group of people they’ll die too someday and you’re memory will fade in time. So you’re gonna be really dead.
Or should you refer to a large group of people, be remebered by something great that you did, always be there somewhere, even after you’re dead.
For example no one gets rid of Dickens, even after 142 years of his death, he’s still there. And at school they introduce you to him even if you don’t want to meet him.
And what if we want them both?
Can we really have it all?
Maby you’ll never say goodbye to life, because you’re always gonna be here even after you’re dead, present in somebody’s thoughts.
As Chuck Palaniuk said ”
“We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.”
You set up your limits. You choose what you want to be and how you want or by who you want to be rememberd.
Maby that’s all you need. And the rest it’s up to you.
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