Sunday, 25 October 2015

Life and Immortality

From the discovery of fire in 6000 B.C, man has lived, and is still living life to explore and push the limits of his mind, body and spirit in order to achieve what he has deemed impossible. We are living life with the creed that says “there is no limit to what we can do”. This is what makes us human and living on this creed is what keeps us alive, even after death, with our handwork and efforts representing us in the sands of time. We become permanent and transcending in value- Just as the pyramid of Giza or the Great Wall of China

The fact that the pyramid of Giza which still stands boisterously in the desert of Egypt was built by the bare hands of man, using no mechanical or electrical power over 2000 B.C is a marvel to behold on its own, and the great wall of china which was built by Chinamen as a defence measure to threats, depicts how far we can push ourselves if we really want to achieve greatness.

These two monuments are also physical representations of history. They have stood the test of time and their value has transcended from architecture monuments to now stand as cultural ones. We make the journey to these monuments with our cameras and families, and those of us who have not, hope for the day we can. They will remain celebrated, inspiring and historical monuments because of what they represent.

I have always believed that each life should be lived as to also become a monument- One that becomes and remains celebrated and inspiring even far after it returns to where it came. Names such as Leonardo Da vinci, Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein, Henry Ford, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Steve Jobs, Fela Kuti are just to name a very few of the names that have become monuments. Each of them representing something in their own rights. These men all pushed the limits of their mind, body and spirits in their mortal form to achieve the great “immortal” status

What is life? I believe life is about living to leave a mark, becoming a monument, with your name represented as your stamp in the sands of time.

“The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering”- Bruce Lee

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