I was thinking about this because I felt like I was slapped in the face as I read this statement, "Hey you're done with college! Now go watch Netflix til your eyes bleed!" Am I guilty of this? Is this what my life has become???
I was struck even harder today as I went to a funeral of one of Jason's friend. Over and over and over again I kept hearing, "He lived life to the fullest" If you know his story (you can learn more about it here, here, or here) its apparent why this was on repeat throughout the funeral.
I mean this guy really lived. He was epic.
It was inspiring.
But then it was a downer.
Who am I? Where am I going? What am I doing? If I died tomorrow what would Buzzfeed say about me and why would people want to know me?
It made me reevaluate my life. Because you see, how many times do I spend a night watching hour after hour of Netflix? Am I just wasting my life away???
As I stated previously, I think pondering this topic is so important for all of us. The questions, Why am I doing what I am doing? What am I fighting for? Why is the world a better place because I'm in it?
Of course each of us should and do answer these questions completely differently. But what I got out of this inspiring funeral today is the importance of having an answer. The motto has changed from "Go with Eric" to "Live like Eric" Figure out your meaning, your purpose, and give your heart and soul to it.
P.S. He is on the next season of Bachelorette that starts May 19th... that's going to be interesting.