Monday, April 7, 2014
Don't choke on the bone.
“Sucking the marrow out of life doesn't mean choking on the bone” said by Mr. Keating from Dead Poet’s Society, it means live freely but don’t die being stupid. Sucking the marrow out of life, taking everything that it’s worth is what life is all about. Reaching out to grab the life raft because you purposely jumped off is not the purpose. People say you're alive and well and in reality the only thing separating you from death is your heart beat. You aren't living until you actually feel it inside that you are alive. You're not supposed to wait for the train to your destination; you're supposed to find your own way there. This quote has truly affected my view of everything. Just from this quote, my entire perspective of life has changed. You're supposed to live life to the fullest but try not to die getting full. With all the hatred and despair holding people back, is it actually possible not to choke on the bone?
Living, truly living in this world, in my opinion, isn't hard. The hard part about it is not to take the dumbest way out of it or to go through making the worst of everything. The way the quote got to me was a simply blunt and straightforward statement. Live being free but don’t abuse that freedom. In other words, make your mark on the world on in the most positive way possible. I truly have no clue on what living for me could be. I could be crazy, smart, artistic, or just plain and live in moderation of all things, at least I know I can get there. A person can go their entire lives without living. Sure there is breathing but how are they actually living. I don’t know any possible way to actually live, I could try and try but I could never find out. Living to me is doing what I love and being happy with it. I’ll never have to succeed in it if I’m truly happy. I guess that’s the base of live and how you get through it. Be happy and live like you're about to die!