A very dear friend lost her husband in tragic circumstances on the weekend while pursuing his hobby away from his family. My heart is breaking for her loss and the little girls that no longer have their daddy.
The thing that struck me is everyone keeps saying “Well at least he died doing what he loved” WTF.
I’ll be honest, I think that at 45 with 4 little girls he shouldn’t have been taking unnecessary risks, regardless of how much he loved doing it. His pursuit of his own happiness has now left the 5 people who loved him the most devastated.
I understand that you must find joy in life but I think it is necessary to find balance. There are times when others needs have to be considered.
For me I want to try and find things I love to do that I can do with those I love.