The Celebration of the Dead

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Many of you know that Halloween is coming up very soon, it got me thinking about the traditions of this international holiday. One of the main things about Halloween is dressing up and a lot of us dress up as the dead. Halloween is the only time of the year for it to be acceptable to dress up as the dead and to celebrate it. However, in South Mexico and other Catholic countries, Halloween is more commonly known as the Day of the Dead. Yes, you guessed it, it is a day in which the dead are celebrated. The Day of the Dead is a day full of festivals, food and families reuniting.

All around the world, almost everyone celebrates Halloween whether it differentiate from one nation to another. Everyone has their different ways of spending Halloween other it be partying or having a horror film marathon, we all do something different. Something got me thinking is that, we all love to celebrate the dead one specific day but any other day, people are afraid of death. If you were to ask a few people, what one of their greatest fears in their life is, most of them would say that death is what they are most afraid of. Now, if you had asked me that question this time last year, I would have probably said the same thing but now I have realised that death is something that you should not fear. Granted, you are taken away from your family and friends but all good things must come to an end. Death is inevitable and a natural part of the life cycle. Everything and everyone will die, that’s just life.

There is nothing you can do to stop it but you can use your one chance of life and use it well. You can use this chance to fulfil everything you’ve ever wanted to in life. You can control your life and time’ll just run away with you too. If you have been staring at your computer or phone screen for the past few hours, turn it off now and get out there. You only have a limited amount of time, don’t waste it by looking at a screen all your life. Explore a little, do something new, broaden your horizons, you never know what you’ll find! That said, this would be a good time to finish and for the both of us to head out into the world.

Thanks for reading

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“Your Time is Limited”

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The title was once spoken by a wise man by unfortunately his time ran out in 2011. If any of you don’t know who spoke these words, it was Steve Jobs. One of the most successful men in the world but still didn’t have all the time in the world. A lot of people take time for granted and are very wasteful of it but to others it is precious. Sadly, people’s times can be limited but what you shouldn’t forget is to embrace that moment with that person or people because you won’t be able to relive that moment again.

A lot of people wish to be rich, own billions of pounds, dollars etc, be famous and so much more but what we take for granted is, yes you guessed it, time. No matter, how many things you possess whether it be a fancy car or something of less price, these material items don’t extend our lives. Remember that whatever you may own might not be as good as others but you may have more time in your life than them. Time cannot be bought, so don’t ever forget that. For example, if a billionaire was diagnosed with an incurable disease, their money couldn’t buy them a longer life. Whatever financial state you are, don’t worry because we all end up the same way, our time will come one day.

Don’t waste your time on something pointless because whatever you are doing might not affect your future like whether you should of had your hair straight or curly for school. Small things like that are wasteful of time, don’t bother over things like that, do what you are supposed to be doing and make use of your time. Who cares of what others think of you, do what you think is best for you; what will eventually help you out in the future because people who judge others that are careful with their time are usually the ones who have wasted precious moments in their life.

A song inspired me to write about this, some of you may have heard it. The song is called “The Chronicles Of Life and Death” by Good Charlotte. If you haven’t heard it, I recommend you do because the lyrics in this song, is the message I want to send out plus the band are really good! The song basically outlines our lives hence the name and it is one of the best songs I have heard with a great message.

“Time is free but priceless. You can’t keep it but you can spend it. Once you have lost it, you can never get it back.” This quote pretty much sums it up. Sometimes I sit in class and daydream about how much time I have wasted in life already but then I encourage myself to grasp onto every moment I have in school or as a teen outside of school because I already regret wasting my childhood and I can’t afford to waste my teen years. Hold onto every moment you can. Don’t wait for the perfect moment, make that moment perfect. Take time today to appreciate someone you would usually take for granted because time could catch up to them any day.

As always, I hope you enjoyed this blog and hopefully grasped the message I am trying to send across. Thanks for reading xoxo