"Life is fragile."
We've all heard variations of this phrase before...And it's usually meant in terms of how easy it seems to have life taken away from you.
But what people tend not to consider is that...life is a bit more complex than that.
Let me tell you a story that'll help articulate what I'm getting at.
I was watching the news a couple weeks ago and the story of a young boy had come on. Apparently, the boy had become (depressed/down/low) or what not to the point where he not only considered killing himself, the kid went all in and hung himself. Sounds simple enough right? A person gets down and commits suicide... a pretty gloomy and unfortunately common occurrence in this world... So what made this kid news worthy? Well, after the kid had been hanging for a couple hours his mother walks in and discovers him. Immediately she jumps into mom mode, takes her son down, and rushes him to the hospital. The good news (and I use that phrase very loosely) is that the doctors were able to bring the boy back to life. The bad news is that he had been hanging so long that the oxygen loss from his brain had done irreparable damage so he's left to be severely physically and mentally handicapped for the rest of his life.
A very depressing story I know...but on a grand scale this is the ULTIMATE metaphor for life. People always talk about how some bad decisions might kill you... Shit that's if your lucky. I would say that most of the time what happens is that you'll have to LIVE to face the consequences of your decisions over and over again...Like the movie "Groundhog Day" but not funny...
I'll end this with a paraphrase...
Life is fragile, make the right decisions so you don't have to live a fractured life.