“We don’t beat the Grim Reaper by living longer, we beat the Reaper by living well and living fully, for the Reaper will come for all of us. The question is what do we do between the time we are born and the time he shows up. It’s too late to do all the things that you’re gonna kinda get around to.” ~ Randy Pausch, Carnegie Mellon Commencement Speech, 2008
Isn’t it funny that even though we all have a limited time here on this planet we act as if we’re going to inherit the Earth?
If you ask me, the best way to start living each day to the fullest, and the best way to live life to the fullest, is to live your life from the end. To contemplate deeply on the truth of impermanence and to admit to yourself that “What is born will die, What has been gathered will be dispersed, What has been accumulated will be exhausted, What has been built up will collapse, And what has been high will be brought low.” ~ Sogyal Rinpoche. Because only when you understand that you have a limited time here on this Earth and only when you admit to yourself that you’re not going to live forever you will start to live each day to the fullest… loving and appreciating yourself, your life and the world around you and making the best of everything life has to offer you.
In this short video, Professor Randy Pausch who died from pancreatic cancer in 2008, the same year he was included in TIME Magazine’s 2008 list of the world’s 100 most influential people, shares a very inspiring message about living life to the fullest.
P.S. The end of the video will definitely put a small on your face 🙂
On Learning to Live Life to the Fullest