Whenever someone around me utters the all-too familiar words "Life is [too] short" I make it a point to correct them. No it isn't. Life isn't short. It's a very long process that can take many long years. Sure life is short if you have cancer or aids or some other life threatening disease, but more often than not when those words "Life is short" are said it's usually not in the company of someone on the verge of death. Ok granted we never know when we'll buy it due to unseen and unpredictable events such as car accidents, airplane crashes, lightning strikes, assassinations, drug overdoses or whatever, but those things are few and far inbetween. Besides that, people can survive those things. Usually those cliched words are said in order to motivate someone or people in general. Life is short, move your ass! In that case I'd give it some credit, but not much. Might as well say "The world is going to explode" or "You never know when a huge meteor will destroy earth" or "Move your ass!" in order to motivate someone. "Life is short" seems like a half-truth or a flat-out lie. Perhaps in hindsight when someone is 75 years-old they can say "Life is short" but anyone under 40 shouldn't really be allowed to say that should they? :p) Anyway I guess my point is that it almost makes me mad when someone says "Life is short" because unless you're on your deathbed, it isn't. What do you folks think of this?