Die an old woman/man with no regrets

paige - andover, Minnesota
Entered on January 9, 2009
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: carpe diem

I believe in dying an old woman with no regrets. I realized that you should never waste your life, when I was watching The Titanic. Jack was sitting in the water, pale and frozen. Every strand of his hair was petrified in ice. He opened his mouth to speak to Rose and frozen breath came out of his mouth. “You won’t die, here. You will die an old woman in her warm bed.” Every word hurt but he meant every single one. He exhaled and whispered, “Do everything.” He laid there for a few more minutes, his hands in Rose’s. They closed their eyes to sleep, but only Rose woke up. She unleashed his hand from her arm and she watched him sink down with the ruins. At the end of the movie on Rose’s dresser, were tons of pictures, and she was in every one and she was doing something that made her smile.

I think there should be no limitations on what you want to do in life. You should be able to live how you want. I think everyone should go skydiving at least once in his or her life. To know the experience and feel the rush and the thrill would be amazing. So do it now…before you chicken out. You should live every moment to the fullest. That doesn’t mean you have to be skydiving one minute and riding on an elephant in India the next. You just have to make every second count you only live once. Make it a humongous opportunity to have grand memories! I do this my being myself. I know everyone says to always be you, and that’s true. Let your personality shine through. I act how I want to act. I don’t get embarrassed. I’m hyper and weird, and that’s me. I have very little regrets because I live how I want to and make the best of what I have at my one shot I have at living.

Go for it all! Before every one of my basketball games my mom says to play my heart out. When I get in the game I leave it all on the court. I run my hardest and am completely focused on the task at hand. Its so satisfying to have played my hardest, than it is having regrets on something I should have done.