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7 Days to Live
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.
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!!!
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.
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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