“You only live once, and usually not even then.”

Michael O’Donoghue

This is a very cliche quote but it has such a deep meaning that can be expanded on in anything that someone does in life. I take this phrase as reminder to not take anything life for granted whether that be an opportunity or an obstacle in life, because either way, I need to look at each moment and life and think of it as a time to grow and be a better person. the problem is that not everyone in life accomplishes or is satisfied with their life because they do not live the way they want or never took the chance to chase their dreams. That is why I want to live my life to the fullest and make sure that I do not take my time on this planet for granted. I realize that being at peace with where I am at the current moment is how to live a happy life.

“When you’re younger, people forget your birthdays. When you’re older, they remember every one.”

Meredith Vieira

When you are younger people do not value birthdays as much because there are so many more ahead and theres is no reason to really remember all the birthdays at a young age. When you are older there are a limited number of birthdays left in someones life because you never know when it will be your last. For this reason people make each birthday a big deal because towards the end people have the understanding that life is so precious and this is a mentality people need to have everyday at any age. Since life is so precious and you never know which day is your last, try and live in the moment and live life to fullest because it is the most valuable thing that you have.

“All of us share a willingness to bear the misfortunes of others.”

Franccois de la Rochefoucauld

Naturally in life we feel a sense of empathy towards other when someone else is in a tough spot or hurting in some way. As humans we are all connected in this way no matter the race or socioeconomic status or anything. We are together as one when it comes to the misfortunes of others, as we have an understanding of how it feels to be at some level in the shoes of the other person. We all share this struggle as humans and can all relate so we tend to help each other out because of this and it brings us together as a community in a sense. When someone is struggling, somebody else will always be there to help bear the pain so we are not alone. This is what I love about our world and why I tend to see the best in everyone around me.

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