Daily Post Challenges

Life’s Too Short to Simply Not Walk Into Mordor

Fill in the blank: “Life is too short to _____.” Now, write a post telling us how you’ve come to that conclusion

They say that one does not simply walk into Mordor. That one does not simply walk into Hell. Whether there is a heaven or a hell or someone watching over us, life is too short to not take risks. We might not all have the weight of the world on our small Hobbit shoulders, but our lives are in our own hands. If we want to make something of them, we have to do something.

They also say that the decent into hell is an easy one. That the path back up is what’s hard. But getting to Mordor wasn’t easy. It took three movies, after all. So maybe the fiery pits of Mount Doom are not the fiery pits of hell. Maybe Sauron is not the face (or the eye) of the damned. Maybe Mordor is simply a journey. The struggle we all must take on in order to make our lives better. In order to be able to live the life we have imagined.

Frodo’s journey was not a simple task. He met many obstacles along the way. Fear, temptation, mistrust, and the sheer burden of life were upon him. But those things are upon us as well. There is the fear of death and the fear of life. We fear what life has in store for us and we fear whether or not we can handle what’s coming. But our undiscovered lives should not be a burden. They should just be our lives. A life we have struggled and bled for. A life we have earned.

They say that one does not simply walk into Mordor, but maybe we should.


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