This Dying 24-Year-Old Has Life Advice You May Not Be Ready To Hear

Most of us go through life living the same old routine that we are used to,we get up, wash our teeth, breakfast time, prepare and go to work/school/college, finish, get back home, relax, go to sleep and repeat it all over in the next day. We are so busy throughout the day, finishing all the tasks that are given to us, finish school, finish work, it seems like we all want to finish something to get to something else, but that “something else” just doesn’t appear, and the tasks are already set for the next day all over again, so where is our free time?

Unfortunately few people give themselves permission to live in such a way just before they develop a debilitating disease. Such was the case of a 24-year-old man who was diagnosed with cancer. The unnamed individual, who username is mylasttie, posted his story on a Reddit thread. Because of the profound messages shared, it quickly went viral.

Read the young man’s essentional, honest letter, and share it with the others around you. We should also remember that life can be precious, and we don’t know when will it end.

“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 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 questionable 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.

The tie I will wear to my funeral.

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 paintful 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 important. 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 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 eternal darkness of the unknown universe. So, enjoy your time here with passion. Make it interesting. Make it count!

Thank you!”

Source: RedditTruth Theory

5 comments on “This Dying 24-Year-Old Has Life Advice You May Not Be Ready To Hear”

  1. Victor Ademodi says:

    Please give your life to Jesus. He will save you and give you hope in eternity. He can also cure you of this terminal ailment. Just pray and invite him to your life, ask for forgiveness of your sins and accept him as your personal Lord and saviour.

  2. Daniel Deyette says:

    I am sorry for your situation, and I wish you all the best that you can experience in the time you have left. Thank you for your letter. Its something that I will save and share in the future.

  3. Chantel says:

    You are absolutely right. Life is precious. We all have a purpose for this life that was given to us. I pray that you have true peace with cards you have been dealt, & it seems that you do. There is life after death, an eternity of perfect peace, joy, & complete satisfaction. I was blessed with knowing my purpose & maybe you were too, but through what you have written it doesn’t seem like it. I encourage you to read the books of Acts & John in the Bible of you haven’t already. There is more to eternity than darkness. You have nothing to lose & everything to gain through giving your life to Christ. You have been a positive impact to me with what you have written. May God comfort you in your days to come.

  4. roshan hill says:

    May you enjoy your last moments with family and friends and thank you from the bottom of my heart for this heartfelt advice. i know you will die happy and in the end that is all we can ask and it is still in our hands xxx

  5. Nadia says:

    My heart goes out to u,

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