DRJ Summer Reading “Life is Short”

This text is an opinion article by Graham discussing the value of life and how we are not using time wisely. Graham starts by stating that after he had kids, it made him realize that life is indeed short. He gave several examples such as “you only get 52 weekends with your 2 year old” “ If christmas as magic lasts from ages 3-10, you only get to watch your child experience it 8 times” Then he proceeds to discuss about the value of time and whether or not it changes the way people value time if they kept that in mind. Graham says that it has for him and the phrase “Life is too short for x” has great force. Graham ends his text by saying that it is important to do the things that matter, and savor the time you have.

5 thoughts on “DRJ Summer Reading “Life is Short””

  1. When reading your response I liked the summary of the short story and it makes a lot of sense when I start to think about it. If I were to say one thing to help, I would say that you rely a lot on summary which is good but I would have liked to hear your opinion on this.

  2. Your summary of the short story is well put together and easy to understand. What is your opinion on the topic? Do you agree with his points?

  3. Hi Tiago, thank you for your summary on the article. I, too, can see, or at least, feel, the little finitude of existence we all are experiencing and we should appreciate our time more. However, despite the small amount of time we have in the course of our life, we should not forget to live our life for the moment and create good memories.

    That is my take on the subject, how about you? What is your ideal image of a “good life”?

  4. Your reflection did a great job summarizing the author’s argument and main points, but like several of these other comments, I’d appreciate it if you shared more of your own opinions on the matter.

  5. Hi Tiago! Your response gave me an excellent overview of what your reading was about and I liked that you also included statements from your reading. For the next time, I would love to hear your own opinion and thoughts on the reading as well.

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