Believe me, life is too short to waste a second. But, how to not waste your life? Let us explore this phenomenon in detail in the writing of Niklas Goeke who originally published this article here:

If you’ve wasted your whole life, can you make up for it in a SINGLE MOMENT? This is the question at the heart of Extraction, Netflix’s latest blockbuster, and, at 90 million viewers in the first month, the biggest film premiere ever. Following Chris Hemsworth as a black market mercenary trying to rescue the kidnapped son of India’s biggest drug lord, the movie is full of car chases, gunfights, and a whopping 183 bodies dropping at the hands of Thor himself. At the end of the day, however, it is about none of those things. It’s a movie about REDEMPTION. After freeing his target, 15-year-old Ovi, from the hands of a rival Bangladeshi drug lord, Hemsworth’s character Tyler shows true vulnerability in a brief moment of shelter. When Ovi asks him if he’s always been brave, Tyler claims he’s “just the opposite,” having left his wife and six-year-old son, right before the latter died of lymphoma. Sharing the kind of wisdom only children tend to possess, Ovi replies with a Paulo Coelho quote he’s read in school: “You drown not by falling into the river, but by staying SUBMERGED IN IT.” At first, it doesn’t feel like you’re drifting. You’re just letting go for a bit. You’re floating. The river carries you. It’s nice and comfortable! Things happen. Time passes. It’ll keep passing. That’s exactly what a waste of time is. It is how to waste your life and be miserable in the end. But, life is too short to waste. Eventually, the river leads into a bigger river. You’re in new terrain. You’ve never seen this place before. Where can you get ashore? Where will this river lead? Soon, you don’t know what’s ahead anymore. You can’t see what’s next. The river could become a WATERFALL. It might send you right off a cliff. You’ll stay submerged FOREVER. Ask yourself “am I wasting my life away?” Life is too short to waste a second. The only way to not waste your life is to do your best to NOT WASTE TODAY. We all fall into the river from time to time. But we can’t stay submerged in it. Don’t let small regrets pile up in silence. Take one step each day. One stroke towards THE SURFACE. Go out and make something of yourself! Stop wasting your life. You’re not a soldier, and no single brief can save you. No standalone mission will define your legacy. Don’t hope for a shot at redemption. Redeem yourself with your actions. Redeem yourself EVERY DAY. Avail time to the max to achieve your dream life. Watch the animation to know more.

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