They say “young people” feel invincible. Why?
Somehow, “young people” perceive they are immortal with reckless behaviour and daring stunts. Some might event say they throw caution to wind and dare to take risk. They think they still have many years ahead in their lives to live seriously and boringly in a routine job.
However, despite the advent of new technologies and better medical treatment, the life span of this generation is not as impressive as our grandparents’ era.
For example, my friend’s grandparents who owned a laundry shop are now in their mid 80’s and going strong. Even her grandfather still drives around (I was surprised they still renew his license) but he is healthy, fit and independent. Unfortunately, my friend’s mother passed away a few years before.
Parents now outlive their children. Some cannot even “reap” the benefits of raising their children who suddenly stroke by a heart attack at the tender age of 17 years old or killed in a tragic drowning accident.
Wondering why I’m so “sober”?
A young actress named Brittany Murphy passed away yesterday at a tender age of 32. I personally feel that her acting career would go further if time allows. There are so many other examples and cases which show people are no longer living the ripe age of 75 years old.
What do we do?
Do we become paranoid and health conscious all of the sudden? Do we wrap our little children in bubble wrap to protect them and lock them at home? Do we cut red meat and eat only vegetables?
Whatever is it you decide – remember this, life here is temporal. The bible says we should not be too attached to the worldly ways.
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. (Romans 12:2)
I guess there’s why there is so many movies showing spirits unwilling to ascend to the next world with “unfinished” business to attend here like this movie: Over Her Dead Body.
I’ve decided a new resolution this year: nothing big or new to some but a little step out of my shell for me.
I shall put myself outside my comfort zone and try new things. I shall keep making myself uncomfortable to adjust to new surroundings and conditions. I shall learn to be more bold and daring to make choices which are no longer just convenient. For who knows, what that long windy, rocky path might lead me.
It’s enough of smooth sailing in my life now. I shall try to steer this ship into that scary darkening stormy waters. Wish me luck.
*Gulp* And whatever happens, I shall remember this one important word: Immanuel (God is with us) and feel comforted. :)