"You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."-Steve Jobs
In 2004 Jobs was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer and over the next few years battle and survived treatments. In 2009 had a secret liver transplant. At the beginning of this year he took another medical leave due to health complications. He is survived by his wife of 20 years and four children.
As humans we like to envision ourselves has the "all might and powerful". Especially youngsters like myself, we think nothing can stop us. I was going 120 miles until cancer hit. The reality is that for those diagnosed with cancer, once they are in "remission" or have "no evidence" of the disease always have the risk of complications from Chemo, Radiation, Surgeries, possible infections because the immune system is not strong and the possibility that "they" didn't get all the cancer out. All I'm pointing out is Jobs was diagnosed in 2004 and died 7 years later. I don't the exact cause of death, but I guarantee you once someone is susceptible and there is a possibility of "other" side effects you have a higher risk for developing anything.
Deciding to take this route in my life is where my heart is telling me to (possibly the voice of the man up above). But the reality is, death surrounds me on a daily basis. And the most important thing is to be in the moment when you are there. Don't let it pass by you.
The point is life is so so very short, the world is so so very small and we are ALL DYING. It's just a matter of time, and all we have is time. So go for want your heart tells you, reach out to those you love, smile at a stranger, give your lunch to a homeless person in need. I can tell you the other side is not as bad as it seams. Don't fear death, in fact it may happen when you least expect it. Fear that you never lived a full and happy life and make sure to give stuff away, you can't spend dollars in Heaven. :-)