We do not receive a life that is short, but rather we make it so
We make life short by being bored with the present and looking to future pleasures,
Wishing we could leap over the days that stand in between
2500 years ago this may have been the gladiator games, today football
Nothing has really changed.
We give our time freely to others, without taking time out for ourselves
And find that those days we couldn’t wait to arrive are gone faster than they came
And we lose days thinking to the pleasures of the night, and we lose the night dreading the day.
Over time when we look back, we realise that we have freely thrown the time given to us away and spent only little of it living or on ourselves.
Life is not short, our actions make it so.