hands, shadow, hope @ Pixabay

Are you alive? What does that mean, anyway?

If you’re reading this, then I’ll assume that the answer is yes.

But what about your friends and family members?

Are they living too?

All of those people who liked your Instagram photos and watched your YouTube videos – are they alive as well?

What about all the people from high school who still occasionally pop up on Facebook to say hello – are they still going at it or have they moved on to bigger and better things in life (or death)?

Is there a way for us to know if we’re actually alive or not without having someone tell us so, or maybe some kind of test we can do ourselves to find out once and for all whether our brains are still functioning?

girl, beauty, life @ Pixabay

The truth is that there’s no way to know for sure. But if you’re reading this, then I’ll assume that the answer is yes – and that means you can’t stop living either. In today’s modern society, where everyone seems to be glued to their phones or computers all day long, it feels like nobody actually talks anymore unless they need something from someone else.

We thrive in small bits of connection with each other because we know how rare a real conversation would be these days; so when we get one chance at face time with an old friend or meet somebody new who doesn’t just want something out of us, our hearts soar and we cherish every word they say.


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