Life

It is never too late

I am only 24 years old, yet I have actually already chosen my last tie. It?s?the one that I will wear on my funeral?a few months from now. It may not match my suit, but I think it?s perfect for the occasion.

The cancer diagnosis came too late to give me at least a tenuous hope for a long life, but I realized that the most important thing about death is to ensure that you leave this world a little better than it was before you existed with your contributions. The way I?ve lived my life so far, my existence or more precisely the loss of it, will not matter because I have lived without doing anything impactful.

Before, there were so many things that occupied my mind. When I learned how much time I had left, however, it became clear which things are really important. So, I am writing to you for a selfish reason. I want to give meaning to my life by sharing with you what I have realized:

Don?t waste your time on work that you don?t enjoy. It is obvious that you cannot succeed in something that you don?t like. Patience, passion, and dedication come easily only when you love what you do.

It?s stupid to be afraid of others? opinions. Fear weakens and paralyzes you. If you let it, it can grow worse and worse every day until there is nothing left of you, but a shell of yourself. Listen to your inner voice and go with it. Some people may call you crazy, but some may even think you’re a legend.

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Cristina de Middel is a documentary photographer and artist based in Spain. Her book The Afronauts was awarded the Infinity Award for a Publication in 2013.

Cristina de Middel is a documentary photographer and artist based in Spain. Her book The Afronauts was awarded the Infinity Award for a Publication in 2013.

Cristina de Middel?s Nigerian Journey

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Allan Grant?The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images June 1946, Marshall and Yolanda Jacobs kiss atop a flagpole, Coshocton, Ohio.

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June 1946, Marshall and Yolanda Jacobs kiss atop a flagpole, Coshocton, Ohio.

Love Atop a Flagpole

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'I still smile when I look at it' ? Women in a New York City Apartment Building.  Photograph: Ormond Gigli.

‘I still smile when I look at it’ ? Women in a New York City Apartment Building.
Photograph: Ormond Gigli.

Women in the Windows in Manhattan

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Life Is Born (from All.I.Can) from Sherpas Cinema on Vimeo.