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How do I stay excited about life?

Answer The Question Often

1.  How am I purposefully staying excited about life? 

2.  What makes me smile?  

3.  What or who has recently inspired me?  

Now we all know that life is short.  Before you know it, school is over, your married, had children, now grandchildren, and you look back and ask, "How did it all happen so quickly?" 

There are many serious  problems with our educational systems.  One of them is that there is no teaching about death and no real understanding of the cycles of life beginning with the cycle of a day -- from waking, eating, working, thinking, discussing, ideating (deep thinking), building, napping, relaxing, creating, building, and so much more.

At the end of each day, most people just fall asleep.  We go until we get tired and say, "I need some sleep." 

The same thing happens within a life cycle.  First, we get tired.  Then we get somehow resigned to our current state of affairs.  Many get depressed.  Some give up hope.  Some stop looking ahead to the future. And, when all that happens the systems begin to shut down.

It doesn't have to happen that way.  You can be creative, thoughtful, reflective and joyful right up until your dying day.

How?  These people will give you some clues.  We will give you some answers. 

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