Death is never an easy topic to talk about, and yet many are morbidly fascinated by news of the famously departed. Just last month, we bid farewell to Leonard Nimoy (live long and prosper, sir!), and we’re still reeling from the loss of cinematic greats like Robin Williams, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Lauren Bacall last year.
We all know that the inevitable comes to us all. Perhaps that’s why many are apprehensive to confront it, even as they can’t help themselves in reading all about it instead.
Like many others who have gone too soon, Paul Walker was young, talented, good-looking, rich and famous when he exited our world. The Fast & Furious star was 40, and his death in a high-speed car crash was sadly too much of a cruel coincidence.
Tragic as it may be, Walker did leave at his prime, leaving behind one of the most successful film series of the 21st century as well as a charity – Reach Out Worldwide – that is dedicated to helping victims of natural disasters around the world. A fierce friend, Walker also left behind an army of faithful comrades and fans. That is certainly not a bad legacy at all.
Which comes to our point: a life lived fast and furious is certainly better than one lived meaninglessly.
So, go enjoy life; help a friend or even a stranger in need; say ‘I Love You’ to your loved ones; talk about everything under the sun – even death – positively; and take that long-awaited holiday… or maybe just watch Roman Holiday again!
Have a good read, and see you at the movies!
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