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Five People, Five Questions: Is Life Too Short?

Sometimes during the darkest days of our lives we get the most sentimental. Finding a deep and reflective point in this world is not supernatural. It’s what humans do. We make mistakes. We analyze them. We make the same mistakes. Ideally we will learn from those mistakes at some point, but often enough we never do. Even when we know better.

In our daily lives we lose ourselves. Weeks, months, and years sometimes pass us by without ever taking the time to consider that we only live once. That in the grand scheme of existence we are a footnote at best.

So in this weeks segment of Five People, Five Questions, I asked you about life and living, wisdom and the end. Here is what you had to say:

 

big boy - facebook
big boy - facebook

NAME: Big Boy

AGE: 25

OCCUPATION: Morning Show Producer on The Rob’s Radio Show w/ Kat Mykals on 106.1 Kiss-FM

1. What should follow the cliché “Life is too short”?

Seize every opportunity and run with it.

2. It is so easy to get so wrapped up in our daily lives that we sometimes take things for granted. What do you take for granted the most?

Great friends and family that I don’t get to spend as much time with, and all of the people that have given me chances to do things in my life that most people never get to experience.

3. When we are in our 20’s we think we know everything. In our 30’s we realize that back then we didn’t know anything. What do you feel is the most important thing you have learned since you turned 20 year old?

I wish I had tried harder in school. All I thought about in high school was chicks and parties. Even though at 25 that is still all I think about I wish I would have done things differently and paid more attention.

4. The cruelest joke in life seems to be that it will all eventually come to an end – for us as well as the people we care about. If it were all going to end for you tomorrow, what would you have to say today?

I would thank The Rob for taking me under his wing and dealing with me and giving me a shot in radio when no one else thought twice about it.

5. What are you doing with your life right now that will ensure people will still talk about you 100 years from now?

I wake up every morning and work on the greatest morning radio show ever. I have no doubt that The Rob’s Radio Show with Kat Mykals will be talked about in 100 years because no one else sounds like us. We are making history.

 

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j. scott myers - facebook

NAME: J. Scott Myers

AGE: 27

OCCUPATION: Bartender

1. What should follow the cliché “Life is too short”?

So drink up!

2. It is so easy to get so wrapped up in our daily lives that we sometimes take things for granted. What do you take for granted the most?

The biggest thing that I take for granted (noticed, but still done at times) is the fact that I’m still here. Many people don’t stop and think that even though you may have a struggle, you still have the privilege of being here to experience it.

3. When we are in our 20’s we think we know everything. In our 30’s we realize that back then we didn’t know anything. What do you feel is the most important thing you have learned since you turned 20 year old?

I learned that the best life lessons come in the form of embarrassment. When you’re younger, you try to maintain that “cool” aspect and end up passing by things for fear of being embarrassed by either failure or being “out of character”. I have learned that by allowing yourself to branch out and not fear that outcome, you can do so much more in life. Also, you learn how to have the best comebacks and quickest wit from your time in the awkward light.

4. The cruelest joke in life seems to be that it will all eventually come to an end – for us as well as the people we care about. If it were all going to end for you tomorrow, what would you have to say today?

My mother taught me this most important thing in my life. No matter what you do in life, where you go or who you are you need to live you life by this equation; 1/3 of the people will love you no matter what you do, 1/3 will hate you and 1/3 don’t care. Just be you.

5. What are you doing with your life right now that will ensure people will still talk about you 100 years from now?

I am being me. It’s up to the world whether they choose to speak of me once I’m gone.

 

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mandy ford - facebook

NAME: Mandy Ford

AGE: 33

OCCUPATION: Model, Actress, Entrepreneur

1. What should follow the cliché “Life is too short”?

Life is too short to not to love and to hold grudges.

2. It is so easy to get so wrapped up in our daily lives that we sometimes take things for granted. What do you take for granted the most?

I often take for granted the gift of life. It’s so easy to just get caught up in my daily routine that I often forget to slow down and smell the roses.

3. When we are in our 20’s we think we know everything. In our 30’s we realize that back then we didn’t know anything. What do you feel is the most important thing you have learned since you turned 20 year old?

The most important thing that I have learned since turning 20 is that even in a world full of emptiness and voidness, there is hope through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, my Savior, and that only He can fill my voids. When everyone else has stabbed me in the back and walked out, He promises to never abandon me.

Deuteronomy 31:8, “The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

4. The cruelest joke in life seems to be that it will all eventually come to an end – for us as well as the people we care about. If it were all going to end for you tomorrow, what would you have to say today?

God has given me a second chance, so I need to give everyone a second chance. Always love others unconditionally and value them for who they are without expecting anything in return, and you will have lived a life of purpose.

5. What are you doing with your life right now that will ensure people will still talk about you 100 years from now?

On May 26th I will travel 36 hours to Myanmar and love on the orphans.

 

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allan evans - facebook

NAME: Allan Evans

AGE: 30

OCCUPATION: Promotions/Commercial Producer

1. What should follow the cliché “Life is too short”?

Some people think life is Too Short, I say life is Bell Biv Devo. Seriously, the cliche of “life is too short” should be followed by “…if everything is awesome.” Successful, happy, productive people find life to be quite short. Everything fun goes by fast. If you’ve ever waited in line at an amusement park for forty minutes that seems like an hour, to board a three minute ride that feels like thirty-five seconds, you know fast time flies. Pregnancy tests alone, on the other hand, prove that life can be very, very long.

2. It is so easy to get so wrapped up in our daily lives that we sometimes take things for granted. What do you take for granted the most?

I take life for granted. It’s rare that I can look at my week without compartmentalizing it as an obstacle course of moments I have to accomplish before I can live my life “for real.” Surprisingly, each week seems to bleed into the next to the point that you have to schedule vacation time so that you can have real feelings and interactions with the people in your personal life. Not just my own life, but also lives of the people I care about have become the casualty of daily life monotony.

3. When we are in our 20’s we think we know everything. In our 30’s we realize that back then we didn’t know anything. What do you feel is the most important thing you have learned since you turned 20 year old?

I can’t say that I thought I knew everything in my twenties, I probably felt quite the opposite. Oddly, the biggest revelation for me entering my thirties wasn’t about how foolish I was as a younger person. It was just how aimless, ignorant, and outright unimpressive most adult humans really are. From spending my childhood and teenage years under that idea that there was some mystical knowledge one obtains at a certain age to make them so confident and able. Upon entering my thirties, and more importantly into the same rooms and walking ground as the people you’d think of as superiors, the biggest surprise was how flawed and unable most people really are. I over estimated everyone and underestimated myself in my twenties.

4. The cruelest joke in life seems to be that it will all eventually come to an end – for us as well as the people we care about. If it were all going to end for you tomorrow, what would you have to say today?

I would pour everything good and honest and complimentary thought I had into everyone in my life who deserved it, if this were my last day on earth. The rest of my time I would spend lamenting that I spent way too much time doing unimportant things for people who didn’t appreciate it.

5. What are you doing with your life right now that will ensure people will still talk about you 100 years from now?

I am doing nothing to ensure that anyone will be taking about me ten years from now, let alone a hundred. The reality of life is that every generation lives socially on a different planet than the one who came before or after, and the best we can do is teach the new one about how to survive in the old one. By the time you’re old enough to be in the world they’ve prepared you for, the rules have changed. I’ve seen more memes and flash-in-the-pan trends than anyone, ever, in the history man. Your kids will see twice as many. There are more people, who are more connected, with better tools, born into better conditions everyday. I’m an un-complex kind of guy in a world that has more people and weirdness and compounded technological advancements every second. I have no interest in competing with the hall of humanity, I don’t want Van Gogh’s severed ear, or whatever genius bug that made Bukowski such a miserable sad sack. I’d really just like to enjoy my day.

 

don corn - facebook
don corn - facebook

NAME: Don Corn

AGE: 42

OCCUPATION: Property Manager

1. What should follow the cliché “Life is too short”?

To deal with stupid people.

2. It is so easy to get so wrapped up in our daily lives that we sometimes take things for granted. What do you take for granted the most?

Time! I have things I still want to do in life and I seem to set them aside for WHAT?

3. When we are in our 20’s we think we know everything. In our 30’s we realize that back then we didn’t know anything. What do you feel is the most important thing you have learned since you turned 20 year old?

That besides your core crew, people do not really care about you or anything about you.

4. The cruelest joke in life seems to be that it will all eventually come to an end – for us as well as the people we care about. If it were all going to end for you tomorrow, what would you have to say today?

Nada! I don’t hold anything back. I hold no grudges. I tell people what I want them to know.

5. What are you doing with your life right now that will ensure people will still talk about you 100 years from now?

Nada, again!!!! See question #2!!!!

 

Now it’s your turn. How would you answer these five questions?

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