Thursday, May 26, 2016

Alive Today, Not Tomorrow!

Life does not have any guarantee, does it? We all know that it can change any moment, any second, yet we go about in our daily chores as if we are immortal.

Humans have this tendency to ignore the signals that nature gives them when it comes to their health or the planet's health, thinking we will see when it comes.. but when it comes, it comes and there is no seeing, but only witnessing.

'Aakash' was a design professional when I joined my office 1.5 years ago. He was a serious chap in office, but quite a jolly fellow outside office as I come to know.He had recently purchased a flat on a loan. He left the office in November for other good opportunity. 

2 Days back, my present colleagues met him at lunch at a common place. No sign of any adversity or anything health wise. The next morning, we hear that he passed away due to a heart failure at night time. 

Of course, they took him to a hospital in an ambulance but they referred him to another multi specialty hospital as they did not have the 'Tools'. On the way, he chose to leave the world. Quite a shock for everyone of course! A good cricket player, as a colleague remembers him.

What was his age? Oh well, he was in his 30's.

Why are more people going away like this? There are many answers- Fast food, addictions, stress.... heredity... the list can go on.

The only thing one can do to prevent this sudden collapse is .... A health check up every 6 months or a year. But I guess that when its time, you gotta go. My granddad could not be saved as he passed away in the middle of the night in his sleep. Just 4 hours before, he had had a ECG Test and other cardio tests, which came out perfectly normal. He was just feeling uneasiness.

Such is life! 


Linda said...

Wonderful post.

Kuldip said...

Thank You Linda.