The value that society puts on life is based on one’s material or net worth; that is the absolute wrong way to value life. Life should be valued on the moments we cherish and the people we love. It’s not about how much money we have or the car we drive. It is about enjoying our loved ones and making every moment an unforgettable memory. The only person that should judge the value of one’s life is oneself. Life is a beautiful thing why waste it?
Lance Armstrong says in his book “I’ve read that I flew up the hills and mountains of France. But you don’t fly up a hill. You struggle slowly and painfully up a hill, and maybe, if you work very hard, you get to the top ahead of everybody else.” To succeed in life it is not going to be an easy task, hard work and determination is key to achieving a goal. Armstrong is a model of hard work and determination. To overcome cancer and still be a world class athlete is simply amazing.
To go through something like that would put a whole new perspective on life. “People live. It’s an equal and opposing truth. People live, and in the most remarkable ways. When I was sick, I saw more beauty and triumph and truth in a single day than I ever did in a bike race- but they were human moments, not miraculous ones.” Armstrong’s perspective in life is to cherish the moments that might be your last and to live strong; this is how life should be valued. Even though this is how life should be valued it is one of the hardest things for people in America to do; not judge on material value. [continues]
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