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We say that life’s too short for bad food, music, books, people, etc. Why? At the end of life, is there a reward for having avoided the sub-par? Do we lament that had we not watched Dumb & Dumber, there would be room for just one more William Wyler film? Do we wish we had eaten one more filet mignon and one less McDonald’s burger? Do we feel better that we are passing on having consumed only Quality? I don’t think so and, therefore, don’t understand this phrase “Life’s too short for …” Why do you think we use it?

3 comments… add one
  • Michael Homan October 25, 2010, 7:40 PM

    Because death usually sucks big time.

  • Maitri October 25, 2010, 7:42 PM

    But, that’s just it. When you’re dead, you’re dead, not wondering about all the time you lost. And, when you’re dying, are you really thinking about that NKOTB video you had to sit through as a teenager

    Ok, taking it from the top: In anticipation of this sucky thing known as death, “Life’s too short” is our way of reminding us to go for the gold each time?

  • lina October 25, 2010, 9:33 PM

    I don’t know about you, but a lot of bad food makes me physically ill. I COULD have that tuna fish sandwich because it’s easy and fast, but an hour later, I’m ill. Why not instead take the time to make something good and delicious that won’t make me ill and thoroughly enjoy it? Some mirliton with shrimps perhaps. The memories associated with the dish also play in, and Lina’s a sated girl. Id like to think that i’d rather enjoy what I eat both now and later, rather than simply eat to not be hungry and regret it later, as life IS too short to deal with an unhappy stomach. :/

    With the rest I more or less agree with you though. =)

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