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Dying Man, 24, Leaves an Awesome Message That Everyone Should Read:

Soon I Will be Gone Forever, but That’s Okay as Long as Someone Reads This.

I am only 24 years old, yet I have actually already chosen my last tie. It’s the one that I will wear on my funeral (above) a few months from now. It may not match my suit, but I think it’s perfect for the occasion.

The cancer diagnosis came too late to give me at least a tenuous hope for a long life, but I realized that the most important thing about death is to ensure that you leave this world a little better than it was before you existed with your contributions . The way I’ve lived my life so far, my existence or more precisely the loss of it, will not matter because I have lived without doing anything impactful.

Before, there were so many things that occupied my mind. When I learned how much time I had left, however, it became clear which things are really important. So, I am writing to you for a selfish reason. I want to give meaning to my life by sharing with you what I have realized:

  • Don’t waste your time on work that you don’t enjoy. It is obvious that you cannot succeed in something that you don’t like. Patience, passion, and dedication come easily only when you love what you do.
  • It’s stupid to be afraid of others’ opinions. Fear weakens and paralyzes you. If you let it, it can grow worse and worse every day until there is nothing left of you, but a shell of yourself. Listen to your inner voice and go with it. Some people may call you crazy, but some may even think you‘re a legend.
  • Take control of your life Take full responsibility for the things that happen to you. Limit bad habits and try to lead a healthier life. Find a sport that makes you happy. Most of all, don’t procrastinate. Let your life be shaped by decisions you made, not by the ones you didn’t.
  • Appreciate the people around you Your friends and relatives will always be an infinite source of strength and love. That is why you shouldn’t take them for granted.

It is difficult for me to fully express my feelings about the importance of these simple realizations, but I hope that you will listen to someone who has experienced how valuable time is.

I’m not upset because I understand that the last days of my life have become meaningful. I only regret that I will not be able to see a lot of cool stuff that should happen soon like the creation of AI, or Elon Musk’s next awesome project. I also hope that the war(s) in Syria and Ukraine will end soon.

We care so much about the health and integrity of our body that until death, we don’t notice that the body is nothing more than a box – a parcel for delivering our personality, thoughts, beliefs and intentions to this world. If there is nothing in this box that can change the world, then it doesn’t matter if it disappears. I believe that we all have potential, but it also takes a lot of courage to realize it.

You can float through a life created by circumstances, missing day after day, hour after hour. Or, you can fight for what you believe in and write the great story of your life. I hope you will make the right choice.

Leave a mark in this world. Have a meaningful life, whatever definition it has for you. Go towards it. The place we are leaving is a beautiful playground, where everything is possible. Yet, we are not here forever. Our life is a short spark in this beautiful little planet that flies with incredible speed to the endless darkness of the unknown universe. So, enjoy your time here with passion. Make it interesting. Make it count!

Thank you! ~ by ‘mylasttie’

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  2. Wow, this is extremely inspiring. I think that living life to the fullest is the way to go and it is always heartbreaking when a life is cut just a little too short. I think that it is amazing that there are great funeral services out there that help families with the process so that they can gain closure. I’m grateful for the advice, definitely words to live by.


  3. I am going to make a little sign and put this up in my room: “Let your life be shaped by decisions you made, not by the ones you didn’t.” Reading that is so timely for me. Thank you for that little kick in the pants. May what time remains to you be joyful and meaningful. Namaste.

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  4. Beautiful story! I have begun my journey about living my life as it should be, not as others want it to be. And it is SO MUCH MORE FUN THIS WAY! I’m doing what I enjoy so much – giving others the gift of laughter and smiles. So much fun! God gave me this job when I lost my paying job 7 years ago. Took me a while to realize where this great gift came from, but now that I know, I spread this gift everywhere I go with all kinds of people, both large and small and tiny. And dogs. I have seen dogs smile – oh yes, they do. If only I could make my sweet neice Emmy smile and at least like me again. I just don’t know. Love you, Emmy! (Whether you like it or not, you’re stuck with me, your aunt, the good one, the one your Mom called “Aunt Bun”. I adored her no matter what you think or have been told, I have always loved her very much. LOVE is the key.


  5. Thank you for writing such an emotional piece of work in the position you are in your life. I hate cancer with every inch of my being. It took my 20 year old son last Oct ’15 after only a short battle with Ewing’s Sarcoma. I’ve just started to blog to get me grieve and keep his spirit alive as the blogs are memories we hold dear in our heart (I’ve only written 3 so far). Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Jacob taught all of us to cherish everyday you have been blessed with and that’s exactly what we did, wrapped him up in love and breathed him in all the rest of his days. Keep writing as much as possible and be very proud of your work.


  6. Thank you so much for your words of wisdom. It was just what I needed to read today. You are so inspiring. There is no doubt about it that you have made an impact on many with your letter. I wish you Peace and joy in your remaining time.

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  7. You can read words but for some they never quite get it. Experience is a great teacher, and unfortunately, little ones are not around their grandparents anymore to form long standing bonds that let’s them know about time.


  8. Leo esto en 2022 y es impresionante que la guerra entre Siria y Ucrania siga… muy sabias palabras de un joven de 24 años que valora cada minuto de su tiempo.


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