I was reading a book when the question was asked –

‘If you were given 30 days to live but announced on the news was that 30 days after your ‘death date’ and asteroid would wipe out earth completely – How would that change the way you spent the last 30 days of your life knowing that all life would cease to exist not long after yours’

An interesting question isn’t it…

It wouldn’t just change the way you lived your last 30days but it would change the way everyone lived theirs too…

Jobs, Agriculture, Fame, Status, Money, Education… None of that would matter anymore, Nothing would really matter would it even families and relationships because not long after they won’t be around either…

With that in mind does that not help answer the long posed question for life as we know it today…

What is the meaning of life?

To contribute to the running of life long after your gone, To send a ripple through time that affects your families, people you don’t know, earth…

If all life ceased to exist we charity work and research would stop but we live today assuming that if we left the world tonight that it would continue on tomorrow, So we donate to charity hoping that tomorrow’s world is better than we left it… Thus sending a ripple through time affecting and helping the future world,

The same theory applies to raising your kids or achieving fame –
If the world was soon to end you wouldn’t care how your kids acted in the last 30 days or so because it wouldn’t matter, the same with fame…

(I can’t speak for everyone (or even myself)) But don’t we raise kids to be better than us and teach them to raise their kids to be better than them, also leaving behind a little bit of you with each generation passes…

And for fame or a business empire – its so that our legacy lives on after us, Continuing to contribute to the future of Earth…

‘Your purpose is to leave the world better than you found it. Your legacy is for others, not for you. All that remains when you are gone is what you created. Your creations embody your love. Your love is what you must leave’ – Jade Teta

That is our purpose, Live a full happy life, that contributes to the next generation and the generations after that, To send ripples in time, That continues to grow and grow…

‘But were you born for pleasure? Look at it this way: were you born for passivity or to be a man of action? Can you not see that even the shrubs, sparrows, ants, spiders and bees all do their bit, their part in making up the smooth functioning of the universe? So why don’t you do your bit too, and perform the role of a human being?’ -Marcus Aurelius

Relinquam Amor – Leave Your Love

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