Day 24 Prompt

For The Spoopy Season Challenge: "Describe your Perfect Life."

Initial Thoughts

This one is harder than the perfect day since so many things can happen in a lifetime with so many paths and choices undiscovered. This'll be fun to try and think of.

A Perfect Life

I'll be honest in saying I don't think there is one, but I do have a "sample" per sei that I feel is a good one that many people cheer on: The underdog.

How's this story play out and why is it "perfect"?

The life starts with tragedies as it's imperative that the person learns what it means to lose at the beginning. This can be like Peter Parker and Uncle Ben, or losing a mother in a car crash, father dying to cancer, or some other form of physical loss.

It's important to note that person learns that it's people who matter, not things. Suffering the loss of a house or living in poverty can create a delusion that happiness lies around the next "upgrade".

From the loss comes a choice.

This choice is to choose the good of others over themself or to wallow in pity for their loss and thus making the "world owe them". Interestingly enough, we all face this choice.

Whenever anything bad happens do we accept it and move on, or do we turn to the world to pay it back and resent it?

A "perfect" response in my opinion is to accept it and move on. These are the people we see have many awful things occur and yet still smile.

Why do those who've suffered still smile?

Because they learned early on that it's people that matter and their loss is what makes the relationship worth anything. In a perfect scenario they learned it when they lost someone they care about...or maybe more perfectly they learned it before they lost someone.

A perfect life is a struggle filled life with many activities meant to build and nurture relationships that matter. This often comes at your expense but that's also what makes people see you care and what makes you a good friend.

You spare no expense for them.

Approaching Death

This life looks like one of continued struggle paying it forward to the next generation and using every moment to move forwards as a people. It's when we believe in crazy dreams that even crazier realities come to fruition.

But when death does come, this perfect life is celebrated by the many who were recipients of the good will and expenses given. Music is played, laughter rings out, and abundant tears fall.

For years to come stories are told and slowly but surely people are inspired and heroes are born. Not because it was handed, but because they chose to accept it and move forward as best they could.


How do you want to be remembered?

As an avid movie watcher who knew what was latest and greatest? Or as the person who went and made the latest and greatest?

What's your "perfect life" look like? Something exciting? Painful? Happy? Let me know! And as always,

Thanks for Reading!

-Bradley

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