Living and Existing- The Difference
We will first start by defining both terms Live and Exist
Live- this is to be alive or have life
Exist-to live and to have reality
What then does it mean to Live and to Exist
To quote the words of Oscar Wilde 'To live is the rarest thing in the world.' We must know that in our journey of life, most people just exist and that is it.
Just like so many people, we may be wondering if there is a difference between living and existing.
It is obvious that both words mean to remain alive, but they cannot be used interchangeably as they apply in different contexts of a sentence.
To Exist is to stay alive or to continue to be, this can be described as doing everything necessary to be alive, but when Living comes into the picture, it means you are enjoying every moment and making the most of it while you are existing. So it is safe to say that one must first exist before He or She can Live.
Living is the complete existence of a being to the fullest, it also implies that you sought after the fragrance of life. Living is appreciating the present and being grateful to your maker and you are also thankful for the things that are yet to come. Living is letting go of your past and all the expectations you've set for the future. Living is completely the Present and how you are able to savour every moment of it to the fullest. It is written that the 'Power of now is the master of all times.'
Just Existing is making your life devoid of control or options in it. This can make one a slave of oneself and stagnant. just existing makes us lack the true essence and meaning of life. Existing in the present isn't the best.