(Note: I just finished reading the last chapters of “Shigatsu Wa Kimi No Uso” a while ago. I absolutely love the anime and how they ended it. However, I cannot decide whether it’s a happy ending or not because, well, you’ll know when you watch the anime or read the manga for yourself. I highly recommend it!)
I’ve probably said this a thousand times before, but we can never know what happens in our life. No matter how hard we try to plan everything as detailed as we can, we can never actually predict what it has in store for us. I guess that’s one of the thrilling parts in life, for better or for worse. Yes, being able to know what lies ahead can be very tempting, but then you’d be experiencing some kind of paranoia trying to prevent bad things from happening and the happy surprises turn out to be unappreciated and taken for granted. We can only hope and try our hardest to do our best in the time we can control, the present.
Same goes for death. No one knows when they will die and no one can escape death either. Really, I think everyone’s afraid of dying because they feel like they haven’t lived life to the fullest yet, haven’t reached their dreams, haven’t let go of materialistic things, and the like. Tell me, if you knew you are going to die tomorrow, wouldn’t you live today to its utter most potential? Then, with the uncertainty of the future, why don’t you consider that possibility and live your life to the fullest right now?
You know what, screw society’s standards! Screw expectations from people trying to control your life! Screw that box you’ve been trapping yourself into made of self-pity, insecurities, and regrets! Why do you have to wait for your deadline to do the things you’ve always wanted to do?
Now, my original point for this post is actually this: You don’t need forever to attain true and fullest happiness. Some people live more in 20 years than those people who live up to 60 years. Everyone dies somehow, somewhere, someday, and that’s just the truth about life. Make your life worth living, worth looking back on.
She died, yes, but she did something so great, so memorable. Truth is, not many people might remember her, but those lives she has touched will never be the same again. She brought color into his world and she is a person he will never forget.
He died wanting to be recognized by many, but only mourned by a few. He didn’t die a hero’s death nor a celebrities’. But he loved her and she loved him; a love that only lasted for a short time, but will live in her heart forever.
Yes, they died, but was their ending really a tragedy? or was it a happy one because, during their brief lives, they did something to spark someone back to life?
Make your life count. Do the things you want to do, not necessarily what others want you to do. You only have one life. Live.
LIVE. LAUGH. LOVE