>If you want to leave a legacy, have children. Is that how it goes? Or is it make a big mistake that everyone will remember forever? No, I believe it is write a book. And I would love to write a book, but I never have gotten around to figure out what to write about. Maybe some lessons on life from someone who is living his life… So it can always be a work in progress. Or should that be done at the twilight of our lives when we can look back on our lives with 20/20 vision. In any case, here’s a try.
Life Lesson One: Fight for your place in the world.
I always get annoyed at those people who say they feel that life has no meaning. That they have no place in the world. That they are only taking up space. Yes, everyone probably goes through that phase in their teenage years, but if it becomes your mantra, then there is something terribly wrong with you.
We all have a role in this world. To touch someone, to be an agent of change, or even as simple as to take care of ourselves, so that others may get inspired – whether we know if them or not. We all do not need our fifteen minutes of fame… because life is definitely more than fifteen minutes.
And people need to realize this fact. We are here for a reason, and most of the time, we will never really know what that reason is, we just have to live our lives to the fullest. Just like eating that juicy, spicy hamburger. You want to savor every bite, every flavor – so that at the end of the meal you can say you have had your fill, and you enjoyed it completely. Life is like that – we savor everything, so that at the end of it all, we can say we have lived out our lives fully and enjoyed it completely.
When I was still in my mother’s womb (as told to me, because of course I do not remember), my mom had appendicitis and had to be operated on. The doctors said I would not make it, because the operation would affect me adversely. The doctors were wrong, and thank God for that. I am alive and well.
And that’s why I savor each breath of life that I have, because it could have been taken away even before it was fully given to me. And that is why I know there is a reason for my being here, because I didn’t have to have that chance to walk among the rest of the world. And that is why I am trying my best to make every moment count, so that when the end comes, I can say that I enjoyed the life given to me and did not waste this second chance at living.
The world is a hard place to be in, but if you believe that you are supposed to be in it, then fight for your place in this world. Not many people get the chance to live, so make your life worth it.