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Published on January 8, 2021

Here’s a Gentle Reminder That You Will Die One Day

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Here’s a Gentle Reminder That You Will Die One Day

One truth that we all know is that one day you will die. All of us will die at some point. And while it’s a sad truth, what’s sadder is that not everyone is able to make the most of their time on there.

According to a study, many people lay on their deathbed with regrets. Regrets about bad decisions they made in the past or living a life that someone else gave them. The list of regrets could go on for a while.

But the beauty of life is that you can still do something about it all.

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Living Life to the Fullest

Lifehack’s CEO, Leon has written an article about how to live life to the fullest. Living life to the fullest comes down to improving the six aspects of your life:

  • Physical health – eating better, exercising, strengthening yourself mentally too.
  • Family and relationship fulfilment – the friends that we make and retain along the way.
  • Work and career prosperity – having a job you love and encourages growth.
  • Spiritual wellness – being able to tap into a world beyond logic.
  • Mental strength – being able to focus, have drive and discipline.
  • Wealth and money satisfaction – living within your means.

Having a balance of those six things is essential to living life to the fullest. However, life often demands more from us in order to achieve those things. At Lifehack, we teach people how to grow the following eight core skills in order to fulfil all the aspects of life:

  • Self-empowerment – having motivation and confidence with what you want to achieve. Ensure your purpose is made clear and know how to stay positive in the moment of adversity.
  • Self-control – setting clear goals and plans for yourself. Build constructive habits and routines that support these goals.
  • Renewable vitality – being physically fit and healthy and getting proper sleep.
  • Mastery over emotions – reframing negativity with positive actions you can take.
  • Conscious communication – understand other people’s ideas and express and deliver thoughts and feelings clearly.
  • Smart focus – completing tasks in the most effective and efficient manner you can.
  • Learning and adaptability – you want to be able to learn and adapt to any knowledge or skill.
  • Constructive thinking – having a clear and uncluttered mind.

Living life to the fullest is not easy, but as long as you keep in mind that one day you’re going to die, you will not waste another second in life. Though as human beings, we sometimes forget about what to live for when we’re too busy surviving. A gentle daily reminder would be nice for us all.

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Your Gentle Reminder – One Day You’re Going To Die

We recently uncovered the company – more specifically a Youtube channel – OLOGY.

The purpose of the channel is to provide gentle reminders that one day you will die. But from that information, the channel is going out of its way to teach people about three core aspects: mindfulness, re-invention, and play.

From those aspects, it provides reminders to make every moment count for something. That everything that you are doing is progressing yourself in some way shape or form.

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OLOGY is running a Kickstarter campaign that pledges to deliver pins, pendants, and visual wall art to remind people that life is fleeting and that it’s important to make the most of it.

    Vita Pendant

    The proceeds will be going towards this project to make it the best that it could be. And it’s had an overwhelming amount of support, raising over $22,000 at the time of writing this – having reached its target donation goal within the first five hours of it launching.

      Life Visualized Wall Art

      These three tools are simple but invaluable as the constant reminder that you will die will push you to make better decisions overall.

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        Know yourself pin

        If you know that you will die eventually, it makes sense that you will strive to make the most of what you’ve got, to make smarter decisions about who you spend time with and what you’ll do every day. Having these little reminders only encourages that way of thinking.

        Furthermore, these tools will be more helpful once the channel starts expanding and developing. Thanks to many people’s support for this, the Youtube channel will only grow and be able to provide invaluable information. Even if the content isn’t coming from trained professionals, the fact this information is coming from everyday people has a level of authenticity and relatedness to it.

        If you also want a gentle reminder to seize every moment in life, back this campaign as these simple tools can help you now and in the future. They’re well worth the investment as the pendants, wall art, and pins are worth more than the donation you spent to receive them. Though you’ll need to be acting quickly as donations will close on February 1st, 2021.

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        If you want to learn more about OLOGY, take the time to watch some of the videos posted by this channel in the future. You’ll receive plenty of information on how to live a better life and to make every moment count.

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        Feel That Life Is Meaningless? Here’s How to Find Meaning

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        Feel That Life Is Meaningless? Here’s How to Find Meaning

        Have you ever felt like you’re unable to feel anything? You know exactly what this feeling is if you’ve been through it. The feeling of a meaningless life is unexplainable.

        A meaningless life may not look bad. In fact, there’s likely nothing obviously wrong. You may be living in your dream house with the love of your life. Your well-paid job in the company that you dreamt of is doing great, too. However, you feel like a part of your heart and soul are missing.

        If you feel like nothing is right, you may be living a meaningless life. But don’t you worry, because you’re in the right place to find the perfect solution for you and your unique life.

        What Is a Meaningless Life?

        Let’s start by helping you put a finger on your issue. Is it actually a meaningless life or just a rough slump?

        Be clear on one thing: no human’s life is ever truly meaningless. Basically, your life can never lose its meaning and purpose. If you’re living in this world, there is some reason deep down. The only issue is that you have lost the vision to identify it. Your perspective is too blurred to figure out what you are in this world for.

        A meaningless life may mean you’re going through an existential crisis. You could be borderline depressed. The feeling of emptiness may prevail all other emotions. However, you can be sure that, despite all of this, there’s still meaning to your existence.

        All you have to do is push through to find it.

        If you feel that you’re living a meaningless life, negativity will surround you like wildfire. However, you’ve got to keep your head high so that you can look ahead and find an answer. You have to strive to find your life’s meaning to continue to live a life of high motivation.

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        Before you move on with the rest of the process, make sure to first imprint this in your mind. Only then will you be able to guide your thought process in the right direction.

        Is There Any Meaning to Life?

        Life, in its literal term, means to exist and reproduce. The reproduction not only includes the creation of humans like yourself, but also of thoughts, ideologies, and philosophies.

        A person who is living a meaningless life has a very different view of what life is supposed to be. That is where the issue arises. To understand the meaning of life without any misconceptions, one should look at the philosophy behind this concept.

        Like most branches of research, philosophy has numerous diverging answers to answer what the meaning of life is[1]. Here’s a quick summary of what I consider the most suitable understanding.

        It all starts from a human’s expectations and, ultimately, reactions. Every individual expects something from the world and, in return, has to react to the expectations of others. Generally, this idea is surrounded by wanting goodness. To achieve that, a person has to do good deeds as well.

        This cycle continues. But, of course, it is very complex. A lot of factors contribute to this cycle, such as selfishness, a different point of view of what’s good, emotions, likes and dislikes, etc.

        The point of this entire concept in philosophy is that, ultimately, the process of growth and reproduction comes to an end for every human. There’s no escaping that. Therefore, the goal is to live life in a way that, when the individual’s growth comes to an end, something good is still left behind for the cycle to continue.

        Where Does the Good Come From?

        This is the point where the differences come in. People with different beliefs opt for varying methods to reach the same goal.

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        There are four main schools of thought in philosophy in this regard, and they all offer different advice on how to move past living a meaningless life[2].

        1. God

        One school believes that God is the center of everything we do. Hence, goodness is anything that goes in line with the religion that you believe in.

        2. The Soul

        The other school of thought centers their actions on the soul. For them, anything that satisfies and calms your inner self is the path you should follow, regardless of what the rest of the world thinks.

        3. Objectivists

        The objectivists say that everything in the world is defined; the good and bad are certain, so no one should go beyond the set boundaries.

        4. Subjectivists

        The subjectivists, on the other hand, believe that since every individual’s cognition varies, the meaning of every single thing in the world is different. No two individuals can have a similar thought process.

        All in all, life comes down to one thing only: goodness. That is what life should be, and that is what you should leave behind. How you achieve it depends on which school of thought you agree with. Whatever you believe in is ultimately what the meaning of your life is.

        How to Stop Living a Meaningless Life

        Now you know that there is a meaning to your life, without question. You also have an idea of what this meaning is. You’ve got to figure out what you consider “good” and build your life around it.

        Regardless of which school of thought you agree with or what you have decided your life’s meaning to be, the process to implement will be a bit hard. To make it easier, here are some universal tips.

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        1. Unlearn What You’ve Been Told All Your Life

        Do not be distracted by what you’ve learned in your life until now. The truth is, you could have been told something for 30 years of your life only to find out that it was all baseless.

        The only thing in life that is definite is that there are no rules. We didn’t come into this world with a rule book or defined meaning. Every individual was given the ability to make choices in their life. So, take hold of yours, learn your right and wrong from scratch, and make sure nothing is detracting you from the real meaning of your life. Don’t be afraid if you learn something that goes against your lifelong motto if it gets you away from living a meaningless life.

        2. Know That You Matter

        This has been said a couple of times by now but, honestly, the more you emphasize this fact, the easier it will be for you.

        The fact that you’re alive, living in this world, and taking another breath to take means that you matter. Your life purpose is yet to be fulfilled, so you’ve still got to make some impact in this world.

        You are the one person that has to change the world, even if it is something as small as changing the life of one tiny creature. Keep this in mind at all times.

        3. Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

        If your life’s meaning was somewhere inside the circle that you stay in, you would’ve found it by now. Isn’t it obvious that what you’re looking for is out of your comfort zone? Then, what’s keeping you from stepping out?

        Don’t hesitate to step out. The short-term discomfort will help you find the long-term purpose of life, which will give you a lifetime of relaxation and a constant way out of a meaningless life.

        4. Follow Your Heart

        Whether you’re choosing which school of thought to follow or opting between what good to go after, never ignore your heart. Your intuition is your heart’s way of guiding you. Don’t let it take over, but also don’t forget to take it into consideration.

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        5. Do Not Let Go of Your Passion

        You know that one thing in life that you just cannot give up no matter hard you try? Stop trying to get rid of it. You’re passionate about something for a reason. It is a step for you to reach your life’s meaning.

        6. Be More Mindful

        The big things in life tend to take over the tiny details. These little things are signs to help you decode and find answers. Meditate if you have a hard time focusing, but always try your best to pay attention to the little experiences that you usually don’t notice.

        Conclusion

        If you’re a person who is going through the dilemma of living a meaningless life, try to use these tips to help you seek out your unique meaning. Although your life seems meaningless, rest assured that it’s not.

        The ball is now in your court. You’re the one who has to do the rest of the work. Use the tips to help you find the true meaning of your life, and then stick to it. Get on with step 1 from today without losing any motivation at all.

        All the work that you’ll put in the process now will help you achieve a life of happiness and peace worth living.

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        Featured photo credit: Frida Aguilar Estrada via unsplash.com

        Reference

        [1] Philosophy Now: What is Life?
        [2] Philosophy Now: What is The Meaning Of Life?

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