If each of us had a billion years to hang around in, there would be NO blogs exhorting us to live life to the full.
Instead, there’d be blogs about how to waste time. Lots of it. Spend a couple of years just sleeping – why not! Thumb twiddling for experts. Slow drying nail polish.
You wouldn’t have to treasure your dear ones, at least, not until the last hundred years or so. After all, they’re going to be there tomorrow. And the next day. And the next millennium.
Failed love affairs would be like, so what! I’ll probably have forgotten you in another century or two.
Nobody would ever have to feel guilty about not having achieved anything, or having lots of empty buckets in their bucket list. Nobody would say things like ‘live every day as if it’s your last’ and ‘seize the moment’ and ‘opportunity knocks but once’.
What a nice, relaxing world that would be! Sometimes all the pressure (from inside AND outside) to make GOOD USE of this brief life we have, which may be taken off us at any moment, and is ALL WE’VE GOT – is just…tiring!
Come on. BABIES never think about living life to the full. They just…live.