I am dying right now. So are you.
There is nothing we can do about it. Every day brings us closer to the day that we will give up our grip on our dreams, our passions, our hopes, our bad habits, our grievances, our friends, our family, our enemies, our petty offenses.
When we keep this foremost in our mind, it makes it difficult for us to live neutrally. I don't want to live in just the greys, but I want to feel the blacks and whites and the ups and downs and the positives and negatives of this thing that we call "life."
I do not believe in God. I do not believe in reincarnation. I do not believe in an afterlife.
Therefore, I am resigned to the fact that my time here is everything. It is all that I have. What I chose to do and not do, who I spend time with and who I do not, these decisions are permanent. It is important that I remember this fact when I make them.