Stephen “tWitch” Boss was an influential figure who brought light to this world through his skills and talent. His impact and legacy will certainly stand the test of time.
The day of his demise was certainly a dark and devastating day for his family, all those who knew him, and those whose lives he had an immeasurable impact on through his content.
I remember being bewildered and in complete disbelief upon seeing the headline. But later that day, there were some important things this unforeseen circumstance reminded me of.
Be kind to others, you never know what they’re going through.
Even if someone appears to be happy and well-adjusted on the outside, they may be dealing with difficult or stressful situations in their personal lives. That’s why it’s important to be kind to others even when we don’t fully understand their experiences or circumstances.
Cherish every moment because life can change at any moment.
If there’s one thing we know about life, it’s how unpredictable it can be. Be grateful for every moment you get to spend with those you love and make the best out of it. By cherishing every moment, we can appreciate the beauty and value of the present, even in the face of challenges or difficulties.
Social media is just one part of the story
Social media platforms are often used to present a highly curated and filtered version of reality. People tend to share their best moments, accomplishments, and experiences on social media, rather than their struggles or hardships. As a result, it can be easy to get the impression that someone is leading a happy and fulfilling life based on their social media presence, when in reality, this may not be the case.
Love more, hate less.
Time is limited so we must be critical of how we choose to spend it. It’s simple: love more, hate less. When we love more, we open ourselves up to the positive experiences and relationships that love can bring. We also show more kindness, understanding, and generosity towards others, which can create a more positive and supportive environment for everyone.
Happiness is more valuable than success.
Success can make life easier and help us afford the things that make us happy but this doesn’t necessarily mean that it is the key to a happy life. Happiness is an internal experience that can be cultivated through meaningful and fulfilling activities, relationships, and experiences whereas success is typically measured in external markers such as wealth, status, or achievement, and it can be fleeting or ephemeral.
Learn to check in on loved ones.
Checking in on loved ones is an important way to show care and concern for their well-being and to ensure that they are doing okay. It’s also an opportunity to offer support and assistance if they are facing challenges or struggles. So check in even if it’s through text, call, or meeting up in person.
Try to be more vulnerable to get help when needed.
Although being vulnerable can be difficult, it can also be a powerful way to build stronger relationships and find the support you need in times of difficulty. It takes courage to be vulnerable, but it can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience in the long run.
Do what you love.
Throughout his life, he lived out his passion as a dancer without letting any person or situation get in the way. Find ways to do the things that bring you joy and satisfaction, rather than simply going through the motions or doing things that you don’t enjoy. Ideas for doing what you love can include finding a hobby, pursuing a career that aligns with your interests, or even finding ways to incorporate your passions into your daily life.