DAY 198: JULY 17 – Make It Count And Make It Matter!

~ Sick Girl by Christian Krohg

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A sick girl in a white blouse and blanket. The looseness of her blouse shows that she has grown thinner. Her face is pale and her eyes are watery red. The red rose that she is holding seems to be fading together with her. Despite being well taken care of, the girl might not have long to live. Perhaps Krohg is reminding us that death and disease are the greatest levelers in human society as they pay no attention to wealth and class.  

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Wisdom

Man is a rope, fastened between animal and Superman – a rope over an abyss.

~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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Wit

At twenty a man is a peacock, at thirty a lion, at forty a camel, at fifty a serpent, at sixty a dog, at seventy an ape, at eighty nothing at all.

~ Baltasar Gracian

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What Happened

1453: The end of the Hundred Years’ War.

1793: French patriot Charlotte Corday is guillotined.

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Writer’s Addendum

If only one can have an eternity in an hour, how would one spend that much time? It’s a question that no one can answer because we will never have an eternity to spend. Every breath we take is like a step closer to death. For the religious, death is supposed to be of no concern. But some of the most religious people are also the most afraid of the grim reaper. Ironic.

That you are alive means that you have an obligation to live well. The sick and the old have no such privilege anymore. Death can take them from the world of the living at any time, and at any place. But for the people who have scores of years to live, remember death. Remember that your time on earth is limited. Remember that one day your time will come. Remember that time waits for no man. Do not waste your life away on meaningless endeavor, adventures, wine, mirth, and smoke. 

Be of value to the society that you live in. You only have one chance to live it right. Make it Count and Make it Matter! 

 

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2 Responses to “DAY 198: JULY 17 – Make It Count And Make It Matter!”
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