THE LIVING THERAPY; DO YOU WANT TO LIVE LONG OR DIE LONG BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE
“Death isn’t the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies in us while we live”.- Norman Cousins
If I’m asked; “at what age do people really die more?”, I will say; “between the age of 20 to 30 but are buried later at old age”.
Many started dying at the teenage age between the transition to adulthood where they experience being left in the coma of indecision, peer pressure, wrong counsels, poor parenting and negative influences.
Very few are actually resuscitated from this coma as they have the chance to live again and get things right while others are left in this disheartening condition till they finally get to meet a blow that would finally take life from them.
Their eyes stopped working the day they lost their vision, their heart stopped pumping immediately they lost their passion; their Central Nervous System started having complications when they can’t trace their ambitions and harness their potentials.
Of what use is a life if he doesn’t understand the time he is living in?
Of what use is a life who has lost the purpose of existence?
Of what use is a life who has no sense of relevance and whose absence is not felt?
As I walk from house to house, across the streets, visit communities and graced events, I have seen a great company of dead cadavers who don’t know their obituaries is that image they see in the mirror when they are yet to discover purpose and do the necessaries in being who God has made them.
Some have given in to embalmment processes of trying to prosper out of their purpose or shortchanged their desires with something just to make a living. The real sense of their lives has been taken away from them and ignorance has been the epidemy of this alarming death rate.
So disappointing today that many organizations some folks found themselves have become their mortuaries, some jobs have become cemeteries while some seemingly attractive opportunities have given many the privilege to attend their own funeral. The undertakers carrying their caskets are their so called “friends”.
Many died because they didn’t survive the accident of their nation’s economic situations, wrong spouse, negative influences, disappointment, choice of wrong carreer and so on. Some were given death sentences by the people around them while others by their hands made decisions to take life from themselves.
I believe some people don’t have to be addressed as “late” after they are buried because their legacies still out live them. I also feel the use of “late” for a deceased means, “the individual is dead for long but late to be buried”.
Men like Myles Munroe, Billy Graham aren’t late because their legacies live on while those individuals who died with their potentials untapped died earlier before they are buried.
Not everyone who died at age later than 70 lived long if they don’t fulfill purpose. It is better to say they “died long”.
A man starts dying the day when his purpose, passion and potentials can’t find expression. Are you among the living on this prospect? Do you want to live long or die long? Do you want to be addressed as late after your demised on earth?