Live Like a Fruit Fly

I recently came across the book “Live Like a Fruit Fly: The Secret You Already Know” by Gabe Berman. In his book, he explains that the average life expectancy for fruit flies is only a few weeks. In their few week lifespan, I doubt that these fruit flies spend their time dwelling on the past and worrying about the future; well, maybe where they can find their next meal of decaying fruits and vegetables- but I think you get my point.

Berman goes on to discuss that with each passing second starting from the day we are born, we are that much closer to reaching our death, an inevitable aspect of life. For this reason, it is important to live our lives to the fullest because our time here is not guaranteed. What’s the point in wasting this precious gift of time that we have been given when we can instead be doing something great with ourselves? If there is something that you have always wanted to do, but haven’t gotten around to doing it, give it a shot sometime soon. The more your put it off, the further down it will go on your list of priorities. Think about it this way. If you pursue whatever it is that you wish to take part in, you can find something new that you would like to do. Hmm, sounds like a pretty sweet deal if you ask me.

Look, at the end of the day the point is this. You can let life slip through the cracks and spend it in a way that brings no joy to your life or to the lives of others. Or you can live a life filled with spontaneity, excitement, love, peace, and most important, fun. When it’s all said and done, there are is no rewinding of time or a redo button that you can push at the end of your life. There is only now. And now is the time to do it all. So I’m going to leave you with this one task: Do something you have always wanted to pursue. Whether it be skydiving, mountain climbing, waking up in time for the sunrise, coming home from work early to eat dinner with your family, or even asking that special someone on a date, live your life like a fruit fly and just go for it.

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