My son, Jake, is fascinated with Pirates, Robots, Zombie, and Aliens. That started me thinking, “Why are Zombies so angry anyway?”
Their life is over, they can’t change a thing about the way they lived their life. They can’t go back and say the things that they wish they had said. They can’t do the things they wanted to do. They can’t patch up that relationship. They have nothing left but regret. They can’t rest in peace.
I don’t think you’ll find a Zombie wishing they had spent more time on the Xbox, or more time watching So You Think You Can Dance (which I happen to love, especially when they do a good Zombie dance number). Somehow, I don’t think you’ll hear a Zombie saying “I wish I had spent more time on Facebook” or “One more tweet would have made my life complete”. I don’t think so.
Maybe they are trying to tell us something. Maybe they are trying to keep us from living a life of regret, wasting our time doing thing that don’t matter.
At the end of my life, I want to look back (or have people look back) at my life, and see accomplishment. I want to have made a REAL difference in people’s lives. I want my wife to know that I loved her with all my heart. I want my kids to be living by the example that I set. I want all of my family to talk about the investments I made in them. I want to die with no regrets.
What about you? What do you want to be remembered for? How do you want to finish?