A Buried Life?
What do you want to do before you die? This question has been on my mind lately because of all the recent catastrophes in the world. Life as we know it seems to be changing. The earthquake in Chile knocked the earth ever-so-slightly off its axis causing the days to become shorter, in four years all of the harm humans have done to the earth will be irreversible, and Utah has a 13% chance of getting an earthquake the size of Haiti's and Chile's.
My Spanish teacher is constantly saying, "Viven en este momento (Live in this moment)," to my class. At the beginning of my senior year I just laughed thinking she was being a cheeseball. But maybe she is right, more evidence is surfacing that the possibility of more cataclysmic events is yet to come. So as I am slowly learning to take my teachers advice, I am starting with my time right now. Instead of skipping out on family dinner- I go happily, I tell my parents I love them every time I walk out the door, I try to grasp every opportunity to help others even if it may put me out of my comfort zone, and most of all I am trying to break down walls I put up around myself.
Four guys on MTV's The Buried Life seem to have the same concerns as me. They created a huge list of everything they want to do before they die. Everything they check off the list, they mark something off of someone else's. During the show they have reunited old best friends, helped a 13 year old girl face her fear of roller coasters, and gave a blind man the chance to ride a horse again after 20 years. As they put it, "We were tired of going through life with no direction."