Our time is all going to be up at some point and when you’re (hopefully) looking back on it, the people and experiences you have in your life will be what you cherish or regret. I know because I saw it firsthand and getting that privilege at 22 meant I could live those years of boundless energy and optimism with some of the wisdom of someone much older.
You’ve got one life remaining, don’t squander it.
Great piece. I'd be lying if I said I didn't need to remind myself of this more.