by Gabe Berman – the author of Live Like a Fruit Fly

Is Kim Kardashian’s Ass Too Big?

Life sucks.

Which seems silly to say as I sit here at the kitchen table, drinking coffee, listening to a beautiful Seu Jorge song, while watching roses gently sway in the backyard.

But my friend’s mom died this morning. Parkinson’s.

The doctors today told another friend of mine that her dad has one or two days left. Cancer.

As for me, my dad planted those roses – never knowing they’d outlive him.

Does this mean though that life sucks?

I don’t know.

Isn’t it dumb that we still get shocked when people die? You’d think, by now, we’d realize that it’s as natural as the sunrise. As soon as you’re born, your fate is sealed.

“OMG, do you believe that about Maya Angelou?”

Yes. Of course I believe it. You get old. You die. Next.

As Jim Morrison put it, “No one here gets out alive.”

I think it’s the suffering we’ll never get used to.

Loved ones crumbling with no dignity. It’s awful. It couldn’t be more awful.

But still, even that, until we cure all disease, is unfortunately natural.

So, what really sucks about life?

We do.

We suck.

We actually go out of our way to add suffering to ourselves and others.

Are we retarded?


We’ve all seen the writing one the wall, right?

How many more people must we see die until we realize that no one here gets out alive?

It’s time to evolve beyond survival of the fittest.

Kindness, not competition, needs to become our new religion.

And it starts with you.

Please be a bit more lighthearted with yourself. You deserve it. Please be more lighthearted with others. Even if they don’t.

But I know this is falling on deaf ears. I know no one cares until it’s too late.

It’s Kim’s ass. Obama’s birth certificate. The New York Rangers. Pressure from our family to be different.

But heads up everyone: the deathbed is our destiny.

So, I’ll stare at these roses as long as I can.

In Live Like a Fruit Fly, Gabe Berman shares his recipe for living a more joyful, worthwhile, and abundant life in every way. A witty, entertaining, and insightful read.” — Deepak Chopra, Author, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success


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10 thoughts on “Is Kim Kardashian’s Ass Too Big?

  1. I would say, unity with unconditional love and freedom is our destiny! And yes, it’s too big.

  2. Adrianne Gentile on said:

    Life sucks so suck up all the delicious succulence while you can and remember to share.

  3. One more (important) thing: Sending much love and comfort to your friends and to you.

  4. Susan on said:

    Random thoughts:
    …My friend always says, “live fast, die young; whoops, too late”.
    …Visited my father’s masoleum the other day. I plan to be cremated, but if I had plaque on a crypt like him I’d write on it:
    “I was young once like you.” Almost worth giving up my wish for cremation 🙂

  5. I love this Gabe. That’s really it right? Pain and suffering might be self afflicted or caused by others but that is life as we know it. Death is also organic. This message didn’t fall on deaf ears. I hear this in my Soul everyday, I am dying as a human. Live Sheri, live because your dying. But dying is just a phase of living, a “change of address” as I like to say. Nonetheless keep looking at those roses because we just aren’t sure if we’ll see those roses when we to move on. XO Sheri

  6. Wow…I just randomly came across ur post n m I glad I did:)
    Firstly, m sorry for ur friends for having to experience the loss of a parent….
    As u said, v dnt get out of life, alive…It seems like a practical thing to embrace the idea of the inevitable…death!
    But, that is where evolutions plays its role…v as humans have evolved to form attachments and saying goodbye is never easy….
    What makes it easy is watching the roses left behind by the one we r trying to let go:*

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