An Important Lesson James Gandolfini Can Teach Us All

James gandolfini can teach us all to live life more

Something happened to me in the space of 24 hours has really got me thinking seriously.

Last night before I went to bed, I was reading a few articles, like normal and stubbled across one that caught my attention, it’s called A Deep Thought From The Universe. Basically, it paints a crystal clear picture of just how short life is; I quote “Say a person is fortunate to live until the ripe old age of 75. That means they get 900 months on this earth to do ANYTHING they want.

900 Months!

That figure hit me pretty hard, knowing that we’re lucky to be here, alive, on this planet for just 900 months.

I read the whole article, something I recommend you doing, and then went to sleep thinking about it, but not deeply thinking about it if you know what I mean?

Fast forward 10/12 hours

I woke this morning to find one of my all time favourite actors, James Gandolfini had died at the mere age of 51!

Before I go any further, I just want to express my deepest thoughts and prayers to the Gandolfini family, James was a fantastic actor, and loved by millions. He will be sorely missed.

I suppose you can see where I’m going with this, but after reading that article about how short life is, and for then to find out less than 12 hours later my favourite actor had died at just 51 years old, STOPPED and MADE me think about everything, but this time, I really started thinking.


You just don’t know do you.

I don’t want to get morbid on you, but I think we all could do with thinking about our lives seriously.

Are you happy?

Are you doing what you want?

Are you living?

Are you making the most of your LIFE?

All of us, myself included have plans, dreams and things we want to do, things that we keep putting off until the “times right”, but I can’t think of a better time than now, can you?

life is short, live it

What can you and I learn from this?

It’s simple, just do what makes you happy, for instance; if your unhappy because your fat, NOW is the time to change, not next week, month or year…life is too short, don’t wait any longer.

If you want to travel, then travel.

Want to climb a mountain, go climb it!

Want to say something to someone, just say it, what the worst that could happen?


I know all of this advice is easy to say and ten times harder to implement.

I’m not saying we should drop everything and head to the mountains, it’s not realistic I know, but what we can do is take lots of  little, positive steps, each and everyday towards what we want from life.

We should drop the things that don’t help or make us happy, and replace them all with real, meaningful moments.


It’s really made me think about what I want from life, where I want to go and what I want to do. I’m gonna try my damnedest to do more of them things. I’m going to try and live for the here, and now.

Rest In Peace James xxx

Darran Mansfield

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