Life, for the living, is a gift of opportunity; an exercise of the will to choose.
Life is short only if you are not living your purpose.
Your life experience is a moving picture, of which you are writer, director, performer, producer and critic.
The first law of nature is self-preservation. Cut off that which may harm you. But if it is worth preserving, and is meaningful, nourish it and have no regrets. Ultimately, this is true living and love of self...from within.