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7 Days to Live

Updated on April 21, 2017
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Facebook status update on Sunday: Hello world Iam born…How is it going for you guys??

Facebook status update on Monday: New School new life…awesome teachers…got a new phone..life rocks!!

Facebook status update on Tuesday: College life even better than school life…made my first Girlfriend…Hot chick..life is rocking!!

Facebook status update on Wednesday: Job sucks…Boss is awful..salary is too low…My 4th Gf is a history now..Life sucks!!

Facebook status update on Thursday: Getting married …Hoping for a good life…Life is good!!!

Facebook status update on Friday: Children have grown big…life is getting boring..ah I wish I could have my Mondays back

Facebook status update on Saturday: Death Calling…See u guys in next life.. May I RIP!!!

If Our life were to be divided into 7 days, this is how it would look. Starting on a Sunday and ending on a Saturday. These 7 days define how we live our life. We only have 7 days to live. These 7 days will pass in a jiffy.

As we keep growing, the world shows us how life has to be lived in all matters whether we like it or not.

Education

World Says: Study hard, get good marks, get a good job, get a good wife and live happily. Right from the childhood we have been taught this - Good marks equals good job equals good life. Your cousin is an MBA and look at you. Your friend is a MS and look at you. Our neighbour’s daughter is an Engineer and look at you. So what should I do?. Dude do engineering…Ok then ? do MBA..Ok then?…do CFA…ok then..do Some course…Yes do all of the above and your career will zoom. Knowledge and some more of it and some more of it and some more^infinity. The more the knowledge the more dollars you will earn. Wow!!!

I say: 80% people do what others are telling them to do without a concern of what they want to do. Impress the world and you shall be happy, this seems to be the mantra for loads of people. I have realized 1 thing that : The more you learn, the more you realize there is to know. Even the brightest of us are unaware of many things. Certainly, knowledge is better than foolishness, but remember, in a few years, both the erudite and the fool wind up in the grave and then both are forgotten. The sad part is death does not differentiates between the knowledgeable and the foolish. Such is life!!!

Money

World Says: Look at that car, wow, it must be worth $ 30000. Mrs Brown bought a new diamond, it must be worth atleast $ 50000. My neighbor bought a new house in downtown and it is sea facing Money makes you smile, money makes you powerful, it makes you rich, it earns you respect in the society. Sometimes it even buys you love. But alas it makes you a slave too.

I say: We chase money throughout our life only to find that on our death day, we won’t be taking a single penny with ourselves. Death wont differentiate between a rich man and a poor one. The extra money that you will have when you die is the time wasted to acquire that money. Nobody till date is happy with whatever money he/she has at their disposal. All that effort we spent on acquiring that money will be given away to someone else. Such is life.

Work:

World Says: Dude I sit till 8pm which is 11 hours of work. Oh boy I have so much work today!!! I shall call you back, Iam busy with my work. Damn, she doesn’t even pick up my calls, how busy can she be. I just returned from work, can I call you later?

I say: We all want to work so that we earn money and lead a comfortable life. Sometimes we end up working so hard that we forget we have a family back home without realizing that on our death bed, our family will be around us and not our boss or office colleagues and yet we spend more time at work.

Work is a ephemeral “feel good thing”. As it is rightly pointed in Bhagwad Geeta, that whatever we create, we won’t be able to take with us when we die. All our efforts will go waste and somebody else will enjoy the fruits of our efforts. Such is life.

So what is the point of living, if everything is temporary, Right? ..Wrong. Life is meant to be lived on a day to day basis. There is no point planning for 10 years if you die tomorrow. Any best laid plans can go awry. Life is meant to be enjoyed. You will win and you will certainly lose. Don't waste time on jealousy; sometimes you are ahead, sometimes you are behind, the race is long and in the end it is only with your own self. Don’t give a damn to what people say. They themselves are worse than you. Listening to what people have to say is like an insult to your own talent. Listen only to your close friends and parents but decide for your own self because it is you who are responsible. Remember there are only 7 days to live.

People are never satisfied. If they have little, they desire for more and then some more and then even more. Once they had enough they wish they had less so that they could be happy. They think power and money is more important than happiness.

These past 27 years of my life have been a big learning curve for me. There have been days when I have been happy and there have been days when I have been sad. Life is roller coaster ride for everyone of us. Some days we feel as if nothing can harm us and then there are days when we doubt ourselves. All of us are like a paper, we get tossed in the direction of the wind. Sometimes we are so happy and we believe that nothing bad can happen and there are days when we are so sad that we believe that nothing good can happen, but the matter of fact is both are temporary phases of life and only death is certain.

The more you chase happiness, pleasure, and money the more you realize that it is nothing but ephemeral things that You are after. There is more to life than this. It’s important to be remembered as honest, humble, loyal, faithful, respectful human being, for in the end we are accountable to the Almighty and not the world and never forget that we have only 7 days to live.

Life will ditch us one day and death will be our ally that day. So enjoy while it lasts, keep smiling and keep spreading the joy as an infection and be remembered for all the right reasons.

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      kimberlyslyrics 7 years ago

      loved it

      beautiful write

      thankyou

      kimberly

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      H P Roychoudhury 7 years ago from Guwahati, India

      Mystery of life is there where death is knocking at the door. But still pleasure of life is there if you concentrate to work whatever it is with devotion without looking to the benefit of outcome. The great men’s saying – “Pleasure lies in selfless service”.

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      Anamika S 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      Interesting Hub! Death is a truth that we cannot deny. I believe in living everyday rather than worry about past or future. Thanks a ton for the link.

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      jayb23 7 years ago from India

      @ Kimberley: Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Appreciate it

      @H.P. Thank you Sir for commenting and sharing words of wisdom.

      @ Anamika: Thanks..Its better to be living on a daily basis and not worry too much. U welcome.

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      justmesuzanne 7 years ago from Texas

      Very nicely done! Thanks! :)

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      jayb23 7 years ago from India

      Thanks Suzanne for stopping by and commenting

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      myownworld 7 years ago from uk

      This was such a wonderful hub jay... it left me smiling and deep in thought all at the same time. 'Life is meant to be lived on a day to day basis' - so true! I too believe we live in moments, and that 'like a paper, we get tossed in the direction of the wind.' Yes, beautifully and very wisely expressed! Keep writing... :)

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      jayb23 7 years ago from India

      MOW, Iam glad I could make you smile and think, both together, a difficult task for any man..lol :-) Iam so happy that you enjoyed the hub and with that beautiful comment, you have indeed inspired me. BTW I hope all of us learn to live life for the moment and dont worry too much abt da future. Thanks for commenting and have fun!!!

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      anjalichugh 7 years ago from New York

      Wow Jayb! That was brilliant...especially the creative touch with 'Facebook' thing. I can see a lot of maturity in your writing now. I've bookmarked this hub and will surely send the link to my friends. Simply awesome! Although this is what hundreds and thousands of people have been saying over the past decades but you said it all in a few simple yet intelligent words. Thumbs up for a very well done hub. :)

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      jayb23 7 years ago from India

      @ anjali: Thanks so much for that wonderful comment. Iam loss at words because you have been a v loyal reader and a comment like that coming from u means so much to me. Thanks for inspiring me. Take care.

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      Jyoti Rajbanshi G. 7 years ago

      Very accurately written and well expressed.

      100% agreed with the fact that 'Life will ditch us one day and death will be our ally that day'

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      Cari Jean 7 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      Great hub that really makes you think about how you are living your life. True joy really doesn't come from work, money, possessions, etc. Thanks for this reminder!

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      jayb23 7 years ago from India

      @ Jyoti: Thanks for your encouraging words and Iam glad you liked it.

      @ Cari: Thanks for stopping by and commenting. True joy never lies in material possession and sooner we all realize the better for us !!

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      The stallion 7 years ago

      Loved the hub Jay=)....and its true word to word! When we are young our parents tell us that we have to study hard, get degrees, so we can earn more money and be happy, but money is'nt everything, there is much more to life than that.

      A few days ago, I had a dream in which I found out that I had some dreadful disease and I had only one or two days more to live. Yeh, I was scared of death but what I was thinking in the dream was that

      "All that future planning, all those studying like crazy to get good grades, all that tension for exams' result, that was all for nothing"

      So you are so right, one should just live the moment and enjoy life it to its fullest=)

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      Meghana 7 years ago

      very thoughtful, JB!!!

      nice.. and different than ur earlier hubs... keep it up dude...

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      jayb23 6 years ago from India

      Stallion: Thanks so much for your amazing comments. I hope people understand that life is too short and live for the day.

      Meghana: Thanks for your constant inspirations and comments. appreciate it.

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      Shalini Kagal 6 years ago from India

      Hi Jay - so sorry to have missed this! From Sunday to Sunday - you've encapsulated life so well into those 7 days. And finally, that's all it is and we make such a big thing out of it. You're so right - we need to life life on our terms.

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      cristina327 6 years ago from Manila

      Great hub with great words of wisdom. All things are fleeting, death is one thing that is certain.While we live we should value our precious life and live it in a way that is pleasing to the Almighty.Thank you for sharing these great thoughts. Blessings to you.

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      jayb23 6 years ago from India

      @ Shalini: Thanks for your kind words. Life is indeed abt living on a daily basis

      @ Cristina: Yes death is certain, life is nothing but a mere illusion.

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      MaryRenee 6 years ago

      Jay: This is such a beautiful hub. It's the kind of hub that makes you think, and makes you feel appreciative. You're an excellent writer! Thanks for sharing this! :)

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Another great hub from you. Thanks for share with us. I am glad to read this hub. Thumbs up for you.

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      jayb23 6 years ago from India

      @ MAry: Thanks for your kind words and appreciation. You too are a great writer and hope your good work continues.

      @ Prasetio: Thanks for your comments.

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      glassvisage 6 years ago from Northern California

      Wow, what a profound Hub... and all summarized by the sample Facebook posts! :) Great insight and great views of what we experience in the world. Thanks!

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      jayb23 6 years ago from India

      Thanks glassvisage for ur comments. High time we take life as it comes and enjoy it.

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      Naina.Soni 6 years ago from lucknow,India

      that wuz excellent piece of work,thanks for sharing...!!!

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      jayb23 6 years ago from India

      Thanks Naina for stopping by and commenting.

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      Laura Irwin 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      This was such an original hub in thought and execution. I LOVED it- really. I wish I had written it myself, but it is totally in tune with what I think about life and expectations. I have to set time aside in my life to make sure I am on my own track and not going along with someone else's or society's agenda. I just really loved this hub.Great job Jay.

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      jayb23 6 years ago from India

      Thanks Izettl, I really appreciate your comment. I take it as a honor as it is coming from you coz your hubs are amazing. Yeah its time we realize and believe our dreams no matter how big or small they are. I am sure you will achieve your dreams. Cheers.

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      sweetie1 6 years ago from India

      hi jay,

      surprised the way u started this hub.. very nicely written and very intersting

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      lcg4jc 6 years ago

      Great Hub, thank you for writing it and placing it on Hubpages so that we can all enjoy your words.

      It completely reminds me of the preacher in the book of Ecclesiastes 12:8;13,14

      After the preacher had set out to experience all that life has to offer he ended his quest with the following assesment.

      "Vanity of vanities," says the Preacher, "all is vanity!"

      "The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person. For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil."

      Again many thanks for a great work it was beautiful and the picture you chose wow, speaks volumes. Thank you and God bless

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      Anirudhha Ravishankar Rao 6 years ago

      amazing work...read it when you sent it as an email...but feels good to read it again....very well written bro!

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      jayb23 6 years ago from India

      lc: thanks for your comment and yes vanities of vanities..all is indeed vanities

      AR: thanks to u too for ur comments and constant words of encouragement...Cheers

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      Sharon Douglas 6 years ago from GA, United States

      Hello Jayb23

      What an impressive display of our lives in 7 days. This hub is very truthful and what you say was absolutely on target!

      "80% people do what others are telling them to do without a concern of what they want to do." I know exactly what you are saying - Opinions of others are one of the cheapest commodities!

      Hummn. No wonder they say a man finds what HE truly desires to do or become by the age 40 to 45.

      Love your article.

      Voted up beautiful and awesome!

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      jayb23 6 years ago from India

      Thanks Sharon for your kind comment and for stoppin by. I wish to see people doing what they want to do rather than impress the world.

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      meenamakhija 6 years ago

      very well written jay..felt good after reading it..especially the education part of it..keep up the good work...

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      Kamalesh050 6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Great Hub, everything written is very true and I fully agree.

      Well done Jay.

      My Best Wishes to you.

      - Kamalesh

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      jayb23 6 years ago from India

      Thanks meena for your kind comments. i am glad you liked it.

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      prachi 6 years ago

      i loved everything abt ur blog dis time... amazing format of ur blog n so r ur views! keep it up:)

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      jayb23 6 years ago from India

      Thanks prachi for your kind words. Appreciate it.

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      I enjoyed reading this. It makes one take a step back and reflect on life.

      Shuku ria. :)

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      jayb23 6 years ago from India

      Thanks Lady..for stopping by and commenting and yes its imp to have a perspective in life. Wow you have learnt Hindi..thats awesome.

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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      yup, agree jayb23.

      Man is known to be living either in the past or in the future and forgets to live in the present which makes him a slave of time.

      Voted up!

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      Sanaa 6 years ago

      Hi Jay, i liked most of what you've written, not because i think its well-written, but because it has a good message. Unfortunately, i cannot really comment on the writing bit, since i haven't really read anything you have written, in the recent past. But i would like to point out one thing. Everyone has their way of wanting to be remembered. Some through fame, some through success, some through their inventions. But most of these people, have had to give up something or the other that was close to them, to reach where they are now. That does not make them any less worthy of respect, or make them any less faithful. Its what people prioritize in their life. The sooner we learn to accept that and support people around us, the better it is for them and for us. Living one day at a time, has its pros and cons, its an individual's choice of what they desire. But yes undoubtedly, i agree, in having to gain any of the above, trying to maintain a balance is and still achieving your goal is the true mark of success.

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      jayb23 6 years ago from India

      Thanks ruchira for stopping by and commenting

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      jayb23 6 years ago from India

      Sanaa :Thanks Sanaa for ur honest and heartfelt comment..appreciate it!! yeah u r right that sacrifice is key to success coz each individual has a dream which he/she wants to fulfill and one has to sacrifice alot to achieve it...yes i also agree all of us who dream need that support mainly from close friends and family....but what I truly believe that no matter how much successful one becomes it is imp not to get enamored by fame coz its temprory..and yes its a matter of perception if u wana plan for 10 yrs or live life as it comes..I believe in hoping fr da best b prepared for worst...and ur last line sums it all "in having to gain any of the above, trying to maintain a balance is and still achieving your goal is the true mark of success" ...abt my writin well I will say that I am learning and I am a writer under construction :) !!!

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