I came across this powerful line in Patrick Morley’s newest book Man Alive (p. 13)
You don’t have to settle for being half-alive.
I thought about this for several days. I think it stayed with me because I’ve seen so many men and women who shut down long before they actually died.
- The man who sits in his recliner at 40 years of age and complains about being old.
- The woman who seems to have shut down once her children left home.
- The man in his 50s who constantly talks about the years in which he played high school football.
- The minister who sounds bland and bored as he speaks to the congregation.
So what do half-alive people look like?