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24-Year-Old Diagnosed With Terminal Cancer Lists The Things He Realized Are Truly Important In This Life
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24-Year-Old Diagnosed With Terminal Cancer Lists The Things He Realized Are Truly Important In This Life

Life can get you down sometimes. Work can be stressful, there’s also family, kids, health issues and trying to keep a fulfilling social life. Sometimes, if you’re not careful, you can find yourself stuck in a rut; the same old routines and responsibilities can eventually sap your joy and zest for life.

But it’s important not to take what you have for granted; because it can all be taken away from you at the drop of a hat, and you’ll wish you’d have done more of what you love. This heartbreaking Reddit post, written by a 24-year-old with a terminal cancer diagnosis, was designed to put things into perspective. The piece, written from the heart with only people’s best interests in mind, is a reminder that life is truly a gift, and we shouldn’t waste a second of this precious opportunity.

Wow. Motivational or what? This perspective, written by someone who unfortunately gained it too late, is everything you need to grab the bull by the horns and start living the way you want to live. Sick of that crappy job? Do something about it. Unhappy with your partner or friends? Get new ones. Don’t be afraid of the unknown and never resign yourself to helpless unhappiness. Do something about it while you still can!

Here’s what people had to say about the powerful post

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Ivana Srolova
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3 years ago

I know he said he can not be cured at the very beginning but somehow it makes me even more sad to see that some of the comments are from 4 years ago.. bless your soul...

enjoyinglife
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3 years ago

I want to know about the writer. Is he alive? Maybe he beat CA? We need a followup!

HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
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3 years ago

So sad for the guy but the reality is that for a lot of us, we have to work and find a job that pays a wage we can live on sadly. I'm on quite good money, around £67,000 a year, i studied hard for a few years for the IT degree but honestly, it sucks and i have no real connection to it, i want to work with animals and open a shelter but to do that i would need to take a serious pay cut and work hard with nothing for a few years, and i will admit to being very worried about what would happen to me, my wife and our pets so i just keep going on. Sad as fuck for this young lad though, to face your own mortality, i'm sure, is eye-opening.

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Ivana Srolova
Community Member
3 years ago

I know he said he can not be cured at the very beginning but somehow it makes me even more sad to see that some of the comments are from 4 years ago.. bless your soul...

enjoyinglife
Community Member
3 years ago

I want to know about the writer. Is he alive? Maybe he beat CA? We need a followup!

HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
Community Member
3 years ago

So sad for the guy but the reality is that for a lot of us, we have to work and find a job that pays a wage we can live on sadly. I'm on quite good money, around £67,000 a year, i studied hard for a few years for the IT degree but honestly, it sucks and i have no real connection to it, i want to work with animals and open a shelter but to do that i would need to take a serious pay cut and work hard with nothing for a few years, and i will admit to being very worried about what would happen to me, my wife and our pets so i just keep going on. Sad as fuck for this young lad though, to face your own mortality, i'm sure, is eye-opening.

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