2nd July 2019
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2nd July 2019 2 min read

I look at the clock on my nightstand.

It shows 5 AM.

I am 80 years old.

I remember, that I wanted to write a book.

I wanted to become strong and muscular.

I wanted to learn to play guitar and parachute out of an airplane.

I wanted to help as many people as possible to live meaningful lives.

Now it’s too late – I’m dying.

I wonder where my life has gone.

I never wrote that book.

I never found out how strong I could have been.

I never learned to play guitar and never parachuted out of an airplane.

I stopped pursuing my vision.

Now it’s too late – I’m dying.

I look back and wonder what could have been.

I wonder how my book would have turned out. What would I have written about? Would it have been popular? Could I have read it to my children?

I wonder how strong my mind and body could have been. Would I have had the strength to step up in moments of crises? Could I have prevented my illness? Could I have lived longer?

I wonder what songs I would have played on my guitar. What would they have been about? Love and good times? Heartbreaks and struggle? A girl I loved?

I wonder how pursuing my vision would have turned out. Would I have left a mark? Would I have helped others to live meaningful lives? Would I have made the world a better place?

Now it’s too late – I’m dying.

I look back on my life with regrets.

I wasn’t brave enough to live life on my own terms.

I stopped pursuing what I truly wanted.

I spent my precious time on things that felt good in the moment.

Not on things that mattered.

I wonder if I wasted my life.

The life I lived wasn’t the life I wanted.

I wish I would have tried to live my life differently.

Now it’s too late – I’m dying.

All of a sudden, something feels off.

The clock on my nightstand starts spinning backwards.

My environment changes.

I’m not dying – I become younger.

I watch as I turn 70, 60, 40 and years fly past.

I look at the clock.

It shows 5 AM.

I’m 28 years old.

There is still time.


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