Emotional Dad Shares Dead Son’s Essay Titled ‘You Are Going To Die, So Be Happy’

We all struggle 24*7 to pay our bills, have a decent lifestyle, buy expensive things and fulfil our dreams and in the bargain, we often forget to live the little moments in life. And sometimes, we lose all we have earned in just a fraction of seconds. But when it comes to life and death, only those who have had a near-death experience or have lost their loved ones know the difference well.

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And it’s very unlikely of a 23-year-old to pen down his perception of life and death in the early stages. But this emotional father took to Twitter to share his 23-year-old dead son’s high school essay and it’s an eye-opener for all of us.

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The father from Philadelphia who goes by the name of @sam’s dad on twitter shared a screenshot of his essay. He captioned it:

“My 23-year-old son passed away 2 weeks ago due to a complication from an autoimmune disorder. He wrote this essay in high school, which is a good reminder to all of us to live our lives to the fullest. He did, and positively impacted many people in his short life.”

The essay starts by stating that life does have an expiration date.

“It may sound morbid, but people have an expiration date. Sometimes people don’t even get a chance to make it that long. Car crashes, sickness, acts of God, all of the things have the potential to snuff out of the light of life. I don’t dwell on this reality, I merely acknowledge it. Accepting mortality allows for a more fulfilling life. You are going to die, so be happy.”

Here is the entire essay:The essay left people teary-eyed who flooded the post with their emotional messages:

It is true that in the rat race we often forget to live our lives. This boy’s letter is indeed a reminder that living life to the fullest should be our priority because who knows, ‘Kal Ho Na Ho!’