The word life means the time between birth and death. That is a fact that all of us who live and breathe at this point in time can understand. Whatever we do with the time we are given has, for the most part, been a choice that of our personal preference. For most of us who are able to live the life of abundance that is known to exist in the United States. We must work hard and do the right thing in order to reap the benefits of the American dream.
On the other side of the coin, there is the criminal mentality that makes crime almost worth the time one would be in the criminal justice system. Fast money, expensive cars, and a tax-free income have always since the days of Al Capone made crime here an underworld lifestyle. In this country, there are mostly men of color being sentenced to long prison terms because of that mindset that the only way I can have anything of value is to break the law. Life can easily end up being in prison with no possible chance of parole.
Our life experiences will always be good bad, or ugly. What kind of life we want to experience has to come from within, and to truly accept who we are as individuals on this journey we call life. It is something we all need to contemplate from time to time.