Well if you say the average living age used to be 3 score plus 10 - that's 70 for those born post 1980's then that gives you a pretty good amount of time to get things done doesn't it? This was said when I was younger so I'm sure the number is even higher now. My husband thinks life is too short and I always, always disagree! You've got 70 bloody years how long do you want? That's long enough in my book and quite frankly I'm ready to bail out at 80. I don't want to go on and on forever. I'm looking forward to my eternal sleep.
My son is 8 today. I was 30 when I had him and I'm now 38 (I should be a maths teacher). This got me thinking of possibly the most over used phrase people say when a child gains another year - "doesn't time fly by so quickly" "he's growing up so fast" etc etc. Yes he is growing up and yes the years do pass but I'm not convinced they go that quickly. It seems like 8 years ago I gave birth to him - in fact sometimes it feels like another lifetime.
I do believe in God - only recently mind - in the past couple of years. The notion of evolution seems to be more absurd than believing in God. My mother is an atheist so her views were passed onto us and she generally poo poos any notion of religion. I did once say I wanted to go to church to see what it was like (later she said she thought I was winding her up - I wasn't I generally was curious). I do feel quite ignorant on all Bible matters so my husband brought me the most popular book of all time and it sits by my bed. I like the stories and every now and then I'll try and educate myself on religious matters.
Having said I do believe in God I'm not sure I believe in the after life. A contradiction? I certainly don't think its right people act in a certain way to guarantee entry. Surely this is a contradiction being good so you get something out of it. A lot do that I think. I am happy to go about my way trying to be decent as best I can without the promise of entry. If there is an after life great - if there isn't that's okay too. Try to have the life you want in the life that you know rather than the one you don't know.
And my favourite signing off phrase is .....in the voice of Forrest Gump "and that's all I've got to say about that"!