Wednesday, June 10, 2009

How would you understand?

I was fetching a patient to Hospis.
She was telling me about herself and it makes me think so much.

What is the meaning of your life?

"I am going to live my life in a luxurious way."
"I want to be rich but normal."
"If I am really rich until I got nothing to do, I will venture into my hobby and start doing charity."

Most people will tell me all these above.

Why do you want to be famous?
Why do you want to be glamorous?
Why do you want to be rich?

Everything comes with a consequences ...

The patient was an auditor when she was young.
She has got a driver.
She flew here and there to audit big company account.
But until one point, she just resign.

The work was too stressful for her.
She only reached home after midnight, when her kids went to sleep already.
She felt that she missed out the scenery along the journey of her life.
That's why she just quit from her job.

Now, she has got a disease that doctor announced that there is no medical cure for her anymore.
She think that it was due to the stress that she had while she was still working, even though it was so many years ago.

Last year when she found out that she got cancer, the doctor said she only left two weeks to live.
She started baking cake, and living her life to the fullest.

One year has passed.
She is still talking with me in my small car, every week when I fetch her to Hospis for daycare.
Living her everyday happily.

When do you want to start living happily?
Money is not everything.
Everyday fight for what?

Well, people may not wake up until they experience it themselves.
That is why there are still disaster in the world.

Hope I will contribute myself to the society, be more useful and won't fall into the illusion world easily.

Wish the patient will have lesser pain each day, and live by example to others.


::. Anton ::. said...

So true that we humans live by our "desires" and "wants" till it blurs our vision, our purpose in life. The balance of life is never easy, but it should be comprise of living for others as well as for ourselves. Moderation is the key to good living. Too much of $$$ clouds our purpose in life, but no $$$ makes survival difficult too.


Perky said...

I agree with Anton. Moderation is the key to good living.

Anonymous said...

There are only 2 things I always ask for: that my family continue leading healthy, happy lives, and that I am able to continue leading a healthy, happy life.

Anything more that is given (tons of money, big houses, luxurious cars, expensive accessories etc) are simply extras. If you have them, just enjoy it without thinking of adding more to your collection.

If you only have them in moderation or not at all, then be contented in the knowledge that you have something else - the appreciation of life in its natural wonder and beauty.. and THAT is what every human being actually strives for while they are here on Earth. It's only that many of them are blinded by materialism..



Unseen Rajasthan said...

What A Fantastic Real Story !! Even For Me Life in Real In To make Others Happy,To Enjoy ,To Share And This Is What is Life !! Earning money is never a big thing but earning satisfaction is very difficult..Some people understand it sooner some later...Thanks For Sharing..Also I Have Started My Own Website And Would Like You To Have A Look At It.I Would Love To Have Your Comments On That Also.Unseen Rajasthan

Ed D said...

how i wish i could screw this thought into my dad's skull (:

Uncle Lee said...

Hi MiChi, life is full of surprises.
I lived avery stressful life for 20 years, then decided to give up everything, to stop and smell the roses.

Our life today is not a dress rehearsal. We only get to play one round....
thus to live life with no excuses, love with no regrets.
Money is not everything, good health and laughter is.
You have a nice day, Lee.

Bengbeng said...

This is so sad. I can understand what u r doing n the circumstances cos i used to b involved with the hospis too years ago. It is so sad there is so much we do not understand n are powwerless to d anything about it.

Leu said...

hmmm~ sometime money is not so important if compare to our health and family...

but without money also very troublesome wo~

Elly with the half said...

nvm. u still got me

A Common Singaporean said...

I want to be rich by shaking legs while making money! HAHAHA No lah, how is that possible? Everything comes with a price.

Seriously, I feel people who can make lots of money are just good in doing that. They have the jest, determination, and clever brain.

Well, if one can make lots of money but maintain healthy by all means. But if that comes at the expense of one's health, then that might not be healthy.

pikey said...

Everything is good in life if we can live life in a balance.... agreeing to Anton and Perky... all about moderation.

Kelvin said...

we all understand money is not tat important, but we do not act like it.

Medie007 said...

if only life's more simpler.
if only people are more plain.
if only we're less greedy.
if only...

then we'll never come to know what is life.

foongpc said...

Oh yes, I agree no point work so hard and sacrifice your life in the process!

Everything in moderation is the best way to live.

Btw, I like your blog very much and is giving you an award. Come and collect it : )

Rad Sujanto said...

oh that was a touching story. say hi to her :)

what a very kind of person u are being there for her :)

Johnny Ong said...

sorry to say that people will only realise when they fall sick or at deathbed