Have you ever realised how short our life is? Or maybe how fast our life goes?
Recently, I went on a roadtrip with my friends to Mornington. It was wonderful, of course. For the first time in my life, I actually slept properly inside a tent and a sleeping bag, and we hiked a mountain to see the vast horizon extending beneath our feet. The feeling was just indescribable. Up there, I felt like nothing’s impossible and that maybe one day I can make a difference, not just by living my life in mediocracy.
Afterwards, we went to a beach in the area to try cliff jumping. Just so you know, I have always been very very afraid of heights. But I realized at that moment that that was my only chance of trying out something dangerous like that. I did not tell my parents, did not dare to take a picture or video to commemorate my dauntless decision, and I just did it.
I jumped from an eight-meter cliff down to the sea.
It was exhilarating.
I felt like I was flying so long, without knowing when I would hit the water. I felt like my gut was moving up to my chest hahahah. And at that split moment, my brain replayed fragments of moments in my life that I have been through. Then I realised that I could summarise my life in a number of pictures. That’s crazy! I always thought that I have experienced so much and achieved quite a lot. But apparently when I was in the brink of death (hyperbolic), my unconciousness only remembered so little.
From then, I kept thinking about how I have wasted my time doing almost all the ‘safe’ things. We only live once, and we should be brave enough to take some risks too! What we think of as paramount right now may not be as important for the future us.
So, never hesitate to take any chance coming your way. Life is short and there are too many things we should explore before we are unable to.