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The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a
new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be
released and channeled toward some great good.
It’s 3 am and I’m supposed to be asleep right now, but I stumbled upon information that made my heart heavy. I had to dig deeper and search for answers.
I first saw a photo; followed by a short description. I quickly learned that it was sort of a memoir for their “person”. It made my heart hurt but at the same time I admired the girl’s optimism. She was thankful for their good times. She remembered what it was like to be loved and inspired by him. I seriously can’t imagine the strength needed to do that. Even from where I am, being a complete stranger, this loss of a beautiful, genuine, and promising life brings me close to tears.
Something made me want to learn more about him. How he died, and how this whole untimely thing came about. I searched and I searched but nothing elaborate came up. All I encountered were words and recollections of peoples’ best times with him. How he was gonna change the industry and how he was on a path to greatness were the “median” messages; how he shared his knowledge of his craft and how he was kind to everyone.
After a couple of minutes and possible emotional exhaustion (I couldn’t reconcile the feeling of being hurt with the passing of a total stranger I have never even met or heard of until now), I gave up on searching for answers. Eventually I thought that it’s better to be remembered with all these kind words and not a generic and detached news headline.
I rarely write like this but I thought that it would be best if I put it out there so that I could detach myself from it and have an objective perspective. It affected me greatly because I value being alive. I’ve struggled with a lot of things (and still do) and I can really say that the best part about my life is that I am alive. I am so fortunate that I have a chance to love, be kind, make music, touch people’s lives, and most importantly, be happy. I have a chance. And I guess, in the greater scheme of things, that is really all that I need.