When did life begin for President Donald Trump or President Joe Biden? Did Trump’s life begin when his father loaned him millions to start investing? When he married Melania? When he was elected president? Maybe his life is beginning now that his presidency is over.
What about Biden? Did Biden’s life begin each morning when he boarded Amtrak headed for Washington? Maybe his life began when he was elected a senator or even vice president? Maybe his life is just beginning.
Trump will have options. He is a businessman and will figure it out. Maybe NBC will seek him to do the Celebrity Apprentice again? Yes, NBC hates him but they love money. The Celebrity Apprentice made NBC and Trump hundreds of millions of dollars. Someone will publish Trump’s memoirs and he’ll make millions off of royalties.
Biden’s life is only changing in that he finally gets to sleep in the White House. Biden is familiar with the Nation’s Capital. He has practically spent his entire life there in politics. It’s what he has awakened to almost every morning of his life, although now he will sit in the Oval Office.
Life is changing for these two men in different ways but what about your life? When did your life begin? Did it begin at your conception? Your birth? When you turned 16 years old or 21? Maybe it began when you retired? When will your life end? The beginning of your life starts when you start living your life. The end of your life concludes when you give up and stop living your life.
Our lives are brief – here today and gone tomorrow. Don’t base your life on who is the president. The quantity and quality of our lives typically hinge on our decisions and the transitions we adjust to. Change disrupts us and the climate of fear and skepticism is dominating our nation.
For you and I we must live our lives right now. Every day we wake up is a new beginning and a new life. The old life was yesterday and we can’t relive, change or erase it. However, we can learn from yesterday.
When someone else’s life begins is all conjecture on our part. When your life begins is your daily decision. Live your life. Maybe at this moment, your life is just really beginning.
Dr. Glenn Mollette is the author of 12 books including Uncommon Sense. His column is published weekly in over 600 publications in all 50 states.