Recently, a young man in California was face to face with a life-threatening illness, and his prognosis did not look good. His cancer was diagnosed too late and doctors only gave him months to live. This is the sort of thing that will put your life into a harsh perspective, and the 24-year-old wanted to share his new outlook on life with those he would be leaving behind.
So, the young man began to write a letter and addressed it to anyone who would take the time to read it. In the letter, he wrote the things he wished he would have done, and some pieces of advice to those who would be willing to listen. Read the full letter below and take the dying man’s words to heart as you go about your life.
“I am only 24 years old, yet I have actually already chosen my last tie. It’s the one that I will wear on my funeral a few months from now. It may not match my suit, but I think it’s perfect for the occasion.
The cancer diagnosis came too late to give me at least a tenuous hope for a long life, but I realized that the most important thing about death is to ensure that you leave this world a little better than it was before you existed with your contributions. The way I’ve lived my life so far, my existence or more precisely the loss of it, will not matter because I have lived without doing anything impactful.
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