I went to a funeral this morning.
A funny, vibrant, talented, intelligent young man of 25 let his lust for life lead him down the wrong path. Apparently, motocross racing, cliff diving and other adrenaline-filled pursuits weren't enough...he was seduced by the White Lady, and ended up paying the ultimate price for it.
We've all heard the old saying, "It's better to burn out than to fade away." Maybe so. But when you burn out, remember that those who love you are the ones who have to clean up the ashes.