The Living Dead

For almost 25 years of my existence, I’ve been to many places and met people from various races. I’ve had the chance to witness how people from different walks of life live.

I’ve heard people whispered their dreams to the wind and how they let those dreams disappear with just one blow. I’ve watched people fought hard battles; determined to win and reach their aspirations.

I’ve seen people try to win the heart of the one they love. However, as fate would have it, not all gets the chance to be loved in return. This causes most people become bitter and broken.

People live their life in different ways and in different circumstances. This is the beauty and art of life, no two individuals have exactly the same story.

But, if we try to look deep within each person, there is something common in most, if not all, of us; we are like a living dead.

Most of us spend our days full of illusions and dreams. This hinder us from appreciating the present moment and the fulfillment and joy it brings.

Many of us are trapped in the past. We spend our days full of regrets and resentment. We allow our past to ruin our present and what we could have become in the future.

Some of us spend our days worrying for the future. We spend our time worrying how we may survive in the coming days or how we can realize our dreams without even trying to think how we can make each day the best day of our life.

Living in the past and worrying for the future make us a living dead.

We go to work, talk to people, try to get busy and accomplish something but at the end of the day, we go home and lay in bed exhausted, unhappy and discontented. If we try to think over the days spent, perhaps we can only count those days when we feel really happy and contented.

Let’s not wait for the time when we reach life’s twilight; when our time on earth is almost over. Many people only realize what matters most in their life when they are about to die.

Many have reached their dreams only to realize they are not the things that can make them happy. And the sad thing is that, they’ve already lost the most valuable jewels in their life for the sake of those dreams.

Life is fleeting. Let us make the most of our days with people who truly matter to us. Regretting the past and worrying for the future is just a waste of time. It doesn’t help us in living the present to its fullest.

After all, life is not about how many mountains we’ve climbed but how many wonderful memories we’ve created along the way with the people we love.

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