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Real Talk BLOG
September 23, 2023 
U-ICON Editorial  

Life is too short


Life is usually nice and cozy for us.

In fact, we are always busy with multitasking, planning ahead, not thinking too much and just continuing with everything, learning, working, exercising, and so on.

That’s how it goes for almost everyone every week, isn’t it? We dont really think about the shortness of life daily.


We spoke to a couple and they said, ‘Most people live every day as if they are immortal. Hardly anyone is thinking about it or aware that you won’t be able to be there tomorrow.’

They said, ‘It is not pleasant for many people to think about mortality. Nobody really wants to talk about it. Although we are confronted with it every day through our own lives or the media.’

Yet the penny does not fall with us and we think it only happens to someone else. As if it is far away from us and we will never die.

In fact, it is incomprehensible, they said, that from childhood we learn nothing at school and hardly talk about death at home. Because life is linked to death. Many people do not want to be confronted with these emotions.

‘The trouble is, you think you have time.’


Follow your heart

They continued: ‘We have experienced that you become unhappy if you do not follow your heart. Instead of being unhappy, you should live life to the fullest and make sure you do exactly what you want so that you are happy. Really follow your heart.

Never live another’s life they said. By this we mean that you should never do anything you don’t want to do. Except going to school and normal things that you just have to do of course, that’s part of life.

But never do anything that betrays and destroys yourself. Never lose your own value and principles for anything and anyone in life. Because if you do, that’s the start of a lot of problems in your life. Therefore, think carefully before you do anything or seek help if you are unable to find a solution.

Follow your feeling

Family or friends can’t determine for you who your friends are or who you can love. Do what you want. Always follow your instincts and consciously lead your own life. Sometimes you need to say goodbye to people to do that.

Don’t follow someone else’s lifestyle. Trust yourself, your intuition. Don’t become a victim of wrong choices. This is the only way to be happy and live stress-free, they said.

“Often most people don’t know anything about life and what makes them happy because they haven’t learned to feel and make a real connection with themselves and others.” Seriously, it really is, they said.

Don’t let anyone rule your life and decide for you what is good or bad. Unfortunately, many learn this too late. Because this is something that you must be taught.

‘If you want love, don’t hide from yourself.’


Memento Mori

Well, that was a long, educational and tough conversation we had with them. This conversation arose from the fact that we told them that a dear person of ours had passed away.

Memento Mori means to remember to die, a stoic lesson that we have also learned. That you are aware that you have a certain time to live, not an endless life. So we have to be aware of that.

We hope that you, like us, have become a little wiser and better. It is intense to think about the fact that we are all going to die. Incredible and bizarre!

‘Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony.’


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