They are going to sail around the world, and the thought of death didn't reach them until two months before cast-off, and that startles me. I don't know how they planned this whole trip and not really considered the consequences that could appear. Of course the thought of them being in an accident or even dying might have reached them for a minute or two, however I hesitate that they really thought of it, like really considered all the situations that could go wrong.
Nevertheless I envy their courage, because I would never dare to do such a thing. If taking a plane to Stockholm could be a little too much to handle for me, how would I react if I was asked to travel around the world by sea? I don't think that I even would allow myself the thought of it, I find it scary and unpleasant.
The planet that we live in fascinates me, I believe it's interesting and beautiful. To be able to explore it and see all the things it offers, would be a dream come true. Our world is an amazing place, and sadly enough people don't seem to realize that. Sooner or later the world will come to an end, and we wouldn't have anyone to blame but ourselves. Nevertheless, before that happen let's travel, see the world, the wonderful countries which are hidden behind palm trees, volcanos or even icebergs. Let explore every little aspect of this planet, and fully appreciate the wealth we actually have.
Death might be one of the biggest causes to why we're still at home and we're not doing anything with our lives, however death isn't something we should be afraid of. There's a saying which goes like this; '
'some people die at 25, but are buried at 75''.
I believe this is a correct way to look at things. Not everything will kill you, but at the same time, not everything will make you feel alive. Maybe stepping over the edge is the way to go if you want to feel like you need to catch a life changing breath. Perhaps you have to look death straight in the eye to feel like you truly are alive.
But before we can step outside and decide to actually live, we need to get the courage to do so.
- Sali Chouhaiber
''The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully, is prepared to die at any time'' - Mark Twain.