Mike’s Dump

July 8, 2005

Why do we fall?

Filed under: Uncategorized — mikesdump @ 4:38 pm

Why do we fall?

“So that we can learn to pick ourselves up”. That was from Batman
Begins. Normally I have a hard time remembering anything really
specific about a movie but that really jumped out at me. I think it was
because I started thinking about all the stupid things that I’ve done.
In most cases when I’ve picked myself up again I could say that the
experience changed me or I learnt something. Looking back I would not
want to avoid the fall if I could because for better or worse it has
help shape who I am today.

Today, I have been considering another question.

Why do we die? Yeah I know, your thinking how much “defense” did Mike
drink today? (under the news section some may have noticed it says,
“the best defense is a strong beer”)

The best that I’ve come up with is:

To remind us life is a limited time offer. Act now; don’t miss your
chance to live it. Do the things that are really important and not just
important for the next quarter.

I was reminded of a song by William Shatner
. It was one of my least favorites when
I heard the album but reading the lyrics it says it all (well today it
does).

You’ll Have Time – William Shatner/Ben Folds

Live life
Live life like you’re gonna die
Because you’re gonna
I hate to be the bearer of bad news
But you’re gonna die

Maybe not today or even next year
But before you know it you’ll be saying
“Is this all there was?
What was all the fuss?
Why did I bother?”

Now, maybe you won’t suffer maybe it’s quick
But you’ll have time to think
Why did I waste it?
Why didn’t I taste it?
You’ll have time
Because you’re gonna die.

Yes it’s gonna happen because it’s happened to a lot of people I know
My mother, my father, my loves
The president, the kings and the pope
They all had hope

And they muttered just before they went
Maybe, I won’t let go
Live life like you’re gonna die
Because you are

Maybe you won’t suffer maybe it’s quick
But you’ll have time to think
Why did I waste it?
Why didn’t I taste it?
You’ll have time
‘Cause you’re gonna die

I tell you who else left us
Passed on down to heaven no longer with us
Johnny Cash, JFK, that guy in the Stones
Lou Gehrig, Einstein, and Joey Ramone
Have I convinced you?
Do you read my lips?
This may come as news but it’s time
You’re gonna die
You’re gonna die

By the time you hear this I may well be dead
And you my friend might be next
‘Cause we’re all gonna die

Yeah, oh maybe you won’t suffer and maybe it’s quick
But you’ll have time to think
Why did I waste it?
Why didn’t I taste it?
You’ll have time
You’ll have time cause you’re gonna die
Yes, you’re gonna die
You’re gonna die, I tell you
You’re gonna die
You are gonna die

‘Cause maybe you won’t suffer maybe it’s quick
But you have time to think
Why did I waste it?
Why didn’t I taste it?
You’ll have time ’cause you’re gonna die

Live Life
Life life like you’re gonna die
Because you’re going to
Oh yes
I hate to be the beater of bad news
But you’re gonna die

Maybe not today or even next year
But before you know it you’ll be saying
“Is this all there was?
What was all the fuss?
Why did I bother?
Why did I waste it?
Why didn’t I taste it?”
You’ll have time, baby
You’ll have time
‘Cause you’re gonna die
You are gonna die
Oh yeah

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