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Have you ever met someone who seemingly had nine lives? A person that no matter what happened to them, or how they lived their lives, they seemed to bounce back over and over again? According to some, this is because we are born with an expiration date, and we live til that time, not a moment sooner or later.

To me, there seems to be some truth to this. As someone who has literally died on two occasions, I have begun to wonder when mine is. Could it be that upon our assignment to our human body, that we sign up for a certain amount of time, and in that time, we do what we can to get everything done that we are supposed to for this embodiment?

If that was true, could it explain the reason that so many of us are born, and able to live through what would end most people, while some pass away at the drop of a dime?

Why is it that some people, who were supposed to live years and years, at least according to medical doctors, are the ones who pass away without notice? And then others, who should have within all reasonable thought passed away, are able to live through disease, and abuse, beating the odds before them?

When we reach a certain age, it is normal for us to realize that one day, we are going to die. It is something we cannot avoid, and with this looming ghost hanging over our heads, many of us tip-toe through life, trying to avoid the inevitable at all costs. The thing is, we are all going to die one day.

And while we may have an expiration date that is set in stone, never to be avoided- it’s highly more likely that we are born already dying.

When we are born, we begin to decompose as soon as we take our first breath. As our bodies develop into adulthood, so too are they falling apart, growing weaker, and in need of constant rebuilding and taking care of. And one day, without notice, we are going to die. And the sooner we realize this, the sooner we can truly begin living. There is no need in worrying about dates, or time limits. Instead, perhaps it is time we start living, without worrying about our expiration date.