This Reddit Thread Shares User's Appreciation for Life | 22 Words

Life is short. Sure it's a cliche, but it's a cliche for a reason and the reason is that everything is temporary. Whether we're talking about your morning cup of coffee, your relationships, or your life, everything comes to an end. For many of us, that makes the time we have even more precious.

One Redditor wanted to make sure they didn't miss any of those important things that can disappear at a moment's notice. FBI-911 posted asking a simple question: what is something we should enjoy while it lasts? And sure, some people had obvious answers. But the conversation grew from a question that can easily be answered by "grandparents" into a discussion of the small thing, the big things, all the important stuff that makes life worth living.

If you want your daily reminder of all that life has to offer, get ready for this thread. It will certainly change your perspective.

The thread started off simple enough.

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Just one question: what is something we should enjoy while it lasts?

The question might seem simple enough.

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But the answers were all across the board. Some were simple pleasures: those first few days when the toothpaste tube is delightfully full.

But most took the question a little more seriously.

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One of the most common themes was people. In fact the top answer was about the sadness of drifting apart from your friends as you age.

We get it, we really do!

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Parents of young kids are busy as heck. But that doesn't make it any less sad when we don't see our friends.

But while we're on the subject of young kids let's take a quick detour for another piece of advice from the thread.

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Don't forget to appreciate each age as it happens. You'll never get to experience it again.

Parents of older kids are quick to remind those with tots.

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Sure you may not love the terrible twos, but they'll be over so quickly.

Ok ok you don't have to savor wiping a tiny human's butt.

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But the rest of it!

And once you're done wiping that tiny human's butt, you'll probably resurface in your friendships.

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One of the most common themes in the answers was treasuring your family members, because you never know when they might be gone.

Sure, loss is a normal part of human life.

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But that doesn't mean any of us are prepared. Take the time you get.

And if you REALLY want to start bawling your eyes out consider this:

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Not all family members are human, and you're likely to outlive multiple pets.

On the other hand, it's also important to savor your own time.

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One user gave the unexpected answer of appreciating the time that you're single.

I'm going to need a bit of an explanation on this one.

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Time being single gives you space to grow and find your own way. It also means that you don't have someone else reliant on you. Not too bad.

Speaking of the time you should savor with yourself, it's definitely your youth.

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Look I'm barely thirty and I already want to go to bed at 8 p.m. every night, so you whippersnappers better appreciate what you have.

Speaking of things that disappear as you age...

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Take a moment to appreciate your teeth. They won't be with you forever.

And no that is definitely not a threat, nuh uh!

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At least Reddit can keep a sense of humor while they talk about the transience of existence.

And your teeth aren't the only thing to go.

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Be prepared to say goodbye to functional knees!

Not only that but your back will probably give out at some point too!

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The point is appreciate your body for what it can do now. It's not getting any younger.

Speaking of things that aren't getting any younger...

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Did you remember that Alex Trebec is currently fighting pancreatic cancer and will likely leave us soon? Feel free to punch me for reminding you, but many national treasures made an appearance on this thread.

In fact some of the treasures were international.

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Like the city of Venice. Wait...why are we losing the city of Venice?

Welp I guess if you want to visit Venice now is the time to do it.

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This thread is becoming a bit of a bummer. But just wait, there's more!

Not only are human creations temporary...

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Our planet is in some serious flux, and wonders like the Great Barrier Reef are disappearing more quickly than you'd expect. Maybe if we'd appreciated them more while we had them this whole "climate change" business wouldn't be happening.

Speaking of global warming...

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Water is predicted to be the next source of major resource conflict. And to be honest, it's kind of wild that we can turn a knob and get healthy, safe water at any point in time. Take a moment to revel in that.

Let's just get blunt about it.

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Appreciate the climate we have while we still have it. Who knows how long it will last?

Ok ok maybe that was too dark, let's try something a little happier.

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Privacy?? Come on Reddit you're killing me.

You may however have a point.

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When your remote needs to know enough info to steal your identity we may be in trouble.

And while some Redditors encouraged us to appreciate the privacy we currently have.

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Others say it's already gone.

Speaking of abstract concepts that are fleeting and temporary...

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Make sure you appreciate your freedoms before they're gone!

Ok Reddit, do you want to make us feel uncertain about any other basic human needs?

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Oh, just the whole concept of stability. Cool.

But at least we are left with this piece of surprising wisdom from the Redditsphere.

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Everything is temporary. And that's ok.

So remember: appreciate what you have.

And appreciate that you'll never step in the same river twice. Change is life.