One thing you hear people say a lot is “It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.” This is a nice idea, but it’s ultimately a flawed concept. Of course how you start matters. If you start life as a homeless crack baby then yeah that’s a pretty big deal. If you start life with your skin inside out without a fully formed mouth then yes IT IS how you start that matters most. On the flip side, how you finish in life isn’t that important really. It’s not important because we all finish the same! We all die! That’s the finish for everyone. So how the hell can it matter how you finish when it’s the same exact way everyone else is going to finish? If you grow up poor and become rich that’s not how you finished. This saying needs to be fully replaced to “It’s not over til you’re dead.” Because when you’re dead that’s it, end of story. If you believe in the afterlife then the phrase is just as useless because then that means you never finish. You’d live eternally and so there’s no possible scenario of a finish in your future. Either way, this saying is bogus. Also, what if you’re starting a family. Of course how you start matters more than how you finish when you’re starting a family. No one wants to think about how their family will end. How the family ends doesn’t matter. What led to the family disassembling is what matters. So anyway you slice it, the beginning and end don’t matter shit compared to the middle part.
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