As we all grow up, we soon learn that there is only one real guarantee in life, death. As it’s been said, “no one gets out of this life alive,” and it’s true, as we age, death becomes an increasingly prominent part of life. Friends, family, your neighbor in 13B, eventually everyone succumbs to it, however, death doesn’t have to always be looked at from a purely somber perspective.
According to Urban Beardsman founder Eric Bandholz, there are a few things to keep in mind when looking back at someone’s life and how that can affect your own thinking. First, when you come face to face with death, you’re going to turn the mirror on yourself. You’ll start wondering about, when you make it to your deathbed, what will you be proud of and what stories can you tell? What sort of relationships have you garnered?
The things you’re doing today, you’ll wonder if you’re going to look back and be proud of the decisions you made. Before you know it, you’re going to be in that position. At the end of the day, you can only blame yourself if you don’t do what it is that you want to do. Family, friends, coworkers, they put pressure on you to get what they want out of your life, but you really only need to answer to yourself once you reach the end of the line. Remember, your actions and relationships are what you’ll pass on to the next generation and in a sense that will be your lasting bit of immortality. Make sure you make the most of it.
Beard on everyone.