Ebola or Not – You’re going to die anyway


Why are you worried about Ebola? Why?

Seriously, the whole world is worried about Ebola. Everyone’s freaking out, but at the end of the day, what’s the point of worrying about it? Let’s go over our options.

Option A: You get Ebola – If you get it, then you’re probably going to die, after which point, you won’t be worrying about it anymore.

Option B: You don’t get it – Hey, great news. You’re still alive. Get back to work.

The Media sensationalize things. It’s their job. That’s what they do. How many of us really know what the deal is, really know what’s going on in the Ebola-ridden areas of the world. Hasn’t it recently been confirmed that Spain does NOT have Ebola? There were all these reports going back and forth about Ebola traveling (first class) to Europe and now the rest of Europe’s going to have it, and we’re going to go back to the Black Plague and the Spanish Flu and there were screams and crying going on world-wide.

 

My gosh, people, settle the hell down. Just because the Media say it does not make it true. That means, just because it’s all over every magazine on the shelf at Barnes & Noble does not mean you should believe it. In fact, I would argue that there are many other wondrous areas of B&N that you should be exploring that are much more interesting than the magazine racks. Ephemeral literature has its place, sure, but that’s all stuff that’s going to be recycled and old news within the span of a week or so, but the books on the shelves, those are the ones that are (more-or-less) timeless. I guess I would much rather get caught up in fiction than anything non-fiction out there. It’s much more interesting.

How many of you remember Y2K? The Hauntavirus? Al-Qaeda? And now ISIS? Some believe that the U.S. Government will take away our 2nd Amendment? ..and the list goes on.

You can find all kinds of things on the Internet these days. I’m not saying any of them are true, nor am I saying they’re false. I’m saying they’re all there. Human beings have this strange fear of all kinds of things. Some believe that Aliens will invade us, that there’s a strange Planet X (or whatever the planet’s new name is) out there to destroy us all and then Earth’s civilization will be no more and we’re all going to die! AAAHHHHHH!

Okay, well let’s look at it in a different way, if you die, so what?

Seriously. So you die…..

Okay….

So?

Whether you die today or in fifty years, guess what. You’re still going to die. So, if you don’t know when you’re going to die, isn’t I a better idea to get all the shit done that you want to get done knowing that your check-out date is unknown?

Stop Reading and Believing Dumb, pointless shit! Go out there and live your life. I don’t care if you like knitting, playing video games, soccer, eating pizza, studying languages, spending time with family or friends, as long as you’re enjoying what you’re doing, isn’t that the point?

You’re going to die. So, either you can spend from now until they nail up your coffin or dust out the still-cooling crematorium cell to worry about it, or you can just enjoy what you got and go out they way your natural life has intended for you to go out. I really don’t care about what you decide. I just want to whining and the bitching to stop. I mean, if I get Ebola, then….well….I guess I have Ebola.

You do the best you can and that’s all that you can do. You take steps to avoid certain dangers and the game will play out the way the game plays out. I’ve heard the complaint ‘I don’t want to die,’ I don’t know how many times. I’m sorry to break it to you, but you’re gonna die. I don’t know of anyone in human history who’s evaded that obstacle.

But, think about it, we have the potential of dying at any given moment in our lives. We could go out there and get hit with a car, an asteroid, a bullet, a random flying blade, or a coffee cup tossed in the heat of a fraternal or sororal dispute. But the fact remains, we are all mortal (at least for the most part), and we do have our frailties.

Can we please just stop caring about when, where, and how we’re going to die? When we’re dead, we’re not even going to have to worry about it. So, why worry about something that we’re not going to have to worry about anyway?

Ebola or no, I’m going to enjoy today.

 

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