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Live a Life Worth Living


I have some bad news and some good news for you. The bad news is that we are all going to die. It's inevitable. Now, the good news is that we are all still alive. We still have time to live.

I used to think that people were sad, but I've come to realize that underlying their sadness is fear. In all my life, what I never understood, is why people are so afraid to live. When I was a child, I was full of life, ready to live life to the fullest, to enjoy myself, pursue my dreams and be happy. But everyone around me has always been afraid to live. Why? What is there to be afraid of? We are all going to die anyways. Why not take some risks and live life to the fullest, expressing our selves authentically, the way we were meant to live it? What do we have to lose? The only thing we have to lose is our life, and we don't lose our life when we die, we lose it when we don't live it.

I have always been surrounded by people who are too afraid to live. Eventually, I became afraid to live too. I became afraid to be myself and express myself, wondering what other people would think of me, because nobody had the courage to be their authentic selves with me. I became afraid of losing something that I had, or not getting what I want. But where has that led me? Has that brought me more life? Has it made my life better? No, it hasn't. But, eventually, I forgot about my freedom, because I was surrounded by people who were, and still are, too afraid to live.

I'm tired of living like this. I'm not afraid to live, other people, who have been around me, are afraid to live. I'm tired of restraining myself and being restrained by other people's fears and self-limitations. I'm 30 years old, I won't live forever and I'm not willing to live the rest of my life like this. I want to be free to live, love and be myself and I want to be surrounded by other people who do the same. I love too much to love alone. I wish the whole world loved authentically.

If I truly lived life, I would enjoy every moment as much as possible. I would say what I want to say and express my feelings, even if others took it personally. I would pursue my dreams every day. Do what I love every day. Eat good food every day. Laugh every day. I would hug, make out and make love every day. And I would be surrounded by beautiful people who do the same. It would be a happy life. I'm willing to risk my life to be happy. If I continue to live the way I have been living, I might as well not be alive, because a life lived in fear is not a life worth living.

The reason why the world is so broken is because we all live in fear. If we all lived in love, we would be authentic, work together and Earth would be a much happier place. When we live in a society, we cannot be free alone, we can only be free together, when we are surrounded by people who are also free. We need each other, to love each other and help each other, in order to truly be free.

Today I ask you this. Are you afraid? What are you afraid of? Have you considered all the possibilities, or are you conditioned to believe that something is not possible because society has said so? I challenge you to let go of your fears and to consider all the possibilities that life brings. And if you want to truly let go of all your fears, live your life with love and be free to be yourself, you are welcome to join me.

Why live a day that is not worth living?

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