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In the movie The Fault in Our Stars (2014), the world of a terminally ill teenager named Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) gets turned upside down, for the better, when she meets and reluctantly falls in love with another terminally ill teenager named Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort). Augustus is exactly what Hazel Grace needs, someone who helps her to open up and enjoy the time she does still have. Although Hazel Grace and Augustus were pretty much smitten from the first moment they laid eyes on each other, Hazel Grace tried to hold back on her feelings out of fear of getting too attached to someone while being terminally ill. Eventually, Hazel Grace couldn't deny her connection with Augustus, even if she wanted to, and the inseparable couple forged a loving bond that transcended the ages and time, in a manner of speaking.
While this movie is an obvious home-run comedy-drama that just so happens to involve two terminally ill teenagers, it also serves as a reminder that we should all live every day like it's our last, doing whatever makes us happy and fulfilled. Like Hazel Grace and Augustus, we shouldn't allow our current circumstances to dictate what we can and cannot do with whomever we want. Being sick is not a death sentence, but not being happy is. So, stop wasting time you don't have on things (and people) that don't really bring you a true sense of happiness. I will if you will.