"I used to know this boy. At one point I was pretty close with him. We drifted apart through the high school years. Anyway, that doesn’t matter. He spent about, what, 12 years of his life in some form of education. Anyway, it was at GCSE’s at our school. In his final days of his exams, he was hit by a car. Died instantly. He worked and studied for 95 percent of his whole life. It’s not his fault, but he did. He studied and learned to get a “good future” and died before getting there. He is never going to see the world. He did so little to say he had been in the world for 16 years. That’s it. He’s gone. Over. I was told by one of his close friends he was saying just a few days before he died, “I’ll never die, I’m going to live forever”. And that’s just it, no one does. No one lives forever. In fact quite the opposite. Our generation is expected to die before our parents. It’s so hard to break the boundaries that society have put on us, but you have to. I know it’s not hard to be scared about your future. You think you have to work nonstop so you can live when you’re older. But fuck it. Your teenage years will be the best years of your life, so go live them. Road trips, making music, whatever. Just go do it. Don’t waste your time now for the future because it may never happen. You may be killed tomorrow. I’m never going to live my life in the conventional form that is birth, school, college, work, marriage, the grave. Fuck this. Go chase the sunset. Meaning stop putting shit off. Get off the computer and go make an unforgettable moment happen with your friends. Go get that feeling like when you’re in another country and the air is warm and you feel so different.."
Oliver Sykes (via look-beyond-my-imperfections