The importance of life. The appreciation of death.

Spoiler Alert!

I was watching Season 2 of Community yesterday and I was able to pick up a very important lesson about life.

Pierce’s mom had died and left him with a recording of her saying,

“Life is only worth a damn because it’s short. It’s designed to be consumed, used, spent, lived, felt. We’re supposed to fill it with every mistake and miracle we can manage and then we’re supposed to let go.”

She’s right.

Life isn’t important because it’s supposedly a gift from a deity of your religion or whatever you may believe in.

Life is important because it’s short.

Short enough to be easily  taken away by a fast-moving car, a virus, an infection or even an over dose of sleeping pills.

But when we get to spend it, we have to mature enough to let go.

Life is a commodity, much like time. But not like money which you can spend and earn.

Because life, once you spend it, you can’t earn it back.

It passes by every tick of a clock, every breath we take, every heart beat we uncontrollably make.

We can’t take it back. We can’t even earn it back.


Some spend it gossiping with their friends. Some spend it playing basketball with their buddies. Some spend it staying angry. Some crying, some laughing while some spend it watching a hit comedy series’ like me.

You can spend your life in any way you want. The question is..

Do you think your spending your life wisely?


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