Don't die before your time. We should all live by these words.
While hardships and disappointments are inevitable in everyone's life, we must learn to endure these challenges and go on with our lives.
We are all given a one-way ticket through this path of life, eventually ending in death. All of our achievements and fulfillments always occur only during our journey through life. (True, some may gain fame post-death; however, their recognition is always based on their accomplishments during their lives.)
If we have but one life-journey to make, then why shorten it by accelerating to the end.
While the failures and losses in our lives may work towards diminishing the quality of our lives at times, we should never voluntarily allow them to reduce the quantity of our lives.
Every step we take, every decision we make and everything we do always has alternatives and may even offer opportunities to improve in the future.
Death, on the other hand, is unequivocal, immutable, and permanent, and, unfortunately, inevitable.
So, let's follow Deanna Troi's implied advice and not give up on our life-journeys too quickly by foolishly inviting death for a visit any time before its designated appointed time for each of us.
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