After writing my previous article, I have been wrapped up in a lot of things. Unfortunately, most of those things involve losing people who inspired me and made me want to be better versions of who I am right now. I lost one of my mentors in my Boy Scout Troop. The world of battle rap lost Tech 9, and the hip-hop world just lost Nipsey Hussle. These are very times right now. Sometimes, I wake up and I can't believe that these people and other people I know of are no longer breathing life on this planet. To this day, I can't believe that my friend and mentor is gone. She was around for so long, I never imagined her passing away. When Nipsey Hussle was killed, it felt like hell on earth to some people. That is how many people feel when a loved one or someone that was heavily admired breathes their last breath on this planet. When we are caught up in the grief of death, there is one important thing that we tend to forget. Death is part of life.
We get so caught up in life that we never think about the time we have left on this planet. The thing is, everyone has a mortality rate. None of us are immortal. Sometimes, we wish we could be, but we're not. The part that interests me the most is that no one knows when the end of their life is. Sometimes, death can be seen from a mile away. Other times, it occurs when we least expect it. One moment, you're chilling doing who knows what. Next thing you know, BAM! Someone dies. When people see it from a mile away, they are mainly preparing for when it happens. Whether it is the person dying or a loved one of the passing person, they are both preparing for when it happens. At that point, the challenge is letting go, which is never easy, but it must be done. Why? Just because the person you loved passed on doesn't mean you should stop trying to live your life. Death is a life lesson.
When my friend and mentor died, I was shocked. She helped me get my Eagle Scout ranking. She always checked on my progress even when I was in college. I was hoping that she would be there for my graduation and we could talk about the next steps of my life. But now that she is gone, I am still sad, but that doesn't mean I want to stop living life to the fullest. That is the job that we as humans were born to do. For the loved one that passed on, they wanted you to live your best life, no matter what will occur in the present and future. Nipsey Hussle knew he was going to do someday, but he still lived his life. He would've wanted the same for his family. Overall, death is depressing, but, it is also a lesson. The lesson is that we don't have long that long on this planet. We don't know when our time will come. It could be today, tomorrow, or sometime later, but, it is coming. Death reminds us of that and motivates us to live every day like it was actually our last day. Hopefully, for everyone that has recently lost someone, I hope this helps you through.