Thank you, Viviana!
You’re so right about life being short — I think that’s one of the biggest pictures we so often lose sight of. If we always remember our limited amount of time here on planet Earth, it helps put problems into perspective. Suddenly things that seemed like such a big deal are seen as blips in time.
However, its equally important to remember that even after we’re gone, time doesn’t stop. People continue living. There’s an entire world that comes after us, complete with other humans who have the same worries and aspirations as we do.
The best thing we can do is ensure that we do something to improve that future — to leave something behind that is in some way beneficial to others who come after us. Even if that just means being remembered as a happy, positive, helpful, and generous person.