Life lessons

Make the most of life

I heard some news today from a couple of friends back in India. Apparently one of the guys we went to uni with back there died last night. From a cardiac arrest. At 31. He was also quite fit and as far as they are aware, healthy. He owned a gym and was in the sports management field.

We are shocked. I won’t lie and say I was close to him; we weren’t. He was an acquaintance and a Facebook friend. But it’s still shocking when you hear someone in their 30s dying of apparently natural causes. I feel for his wife and his family. It must be awful for them. So completely unexpected. So sudden.

It makes me realise though — life is short.

We put off so many things thinking we will have the time to do it someday — but maybe, maybe that some day will never come. We get caught up in the mundane and the monotonous and forget to really live. We just exist. And before you know it, it’s all gone in a flash. Sometimes we work in a dead end job hating every minute of it not realising that the day to take that dream vacation or to jump ship and try something new might never come.

Stop putting things off.

Move out of your comfort zone.

Because life is short.

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Until next time,

Cheers!!!

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  • Mi
    18 March 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Ohh that’s so sad… and it’s so true that life is so unpredictable. Anything could happen the next moment.. Thanks for putting this post, PB. We don’t realize the importance of certain t hings, until it is taken away from us!
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  • Mi
    18 March 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Ohh that’s so sad… and it’s so true that life is so unpredictable. Anything could happen the next moment.. Thanks for putting this post, PB. We don’t realize the importance of certain t hings, until it is taken away from us!
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  • Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me
    18 March 2014 at 8:49 pm

    My heart goes out to you 🙁 While you might not have been besties, it still shocks you to the core when you find out that someone the same age as you no longer draws breathe. Yes life is too short, and yes, we have to grab it by the balls and OWN IT! xxx
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  • Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me
    18 March 2014 at 8:49 pm

    My heart goes out to you 🙁 While you might not have been besties, it still shocks you to the core when you find out that someone the same age as you no longer draws breathe. Yes life is too short, and yes, we have to grab it by the balls and OWN IT! xxx
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  • Soumya
    18 March 2014 at 10:28 pm

    Oh that is really sad. My condolences. You know so many youngsters (25 to 35) die of cardiac arrest these days. Its so scary. You never know when it would be you.

    I agree with you. Might as well make the most out of life, while alive!
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  • Soumya
    18 March 2014 at 10:28 pm

    Oh that is really sad. My condolences. You know so many youngsters (25 to 35) die of cardiac arrest these days. Its so scary. You never know when it would be you.

    I agree with you. Might as well make the most out of life, while alive!
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  • CRD
    19 March 2014 at 4:58 am

    Really sad. Even the young cant take life for granted anymore these days. Somewhere we need to strike the right balance between spending your time trying to make your future secure, and living the present to the fullest.

    It’s easy to say “we need to live in the present”. The fact of life is that we’re constantly struggling to build a future for ourselves and our families
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  • CRD
    19 March 2014 at 4:58 am

    Really sad. Even the young cant take life for granted anymore these days. Somewhere we need to strike the right balance between spending your time trying to make your future secure, and living the present to the fullest.

    It’s easy to say “we need to live in the present”. The fact of life is that we’re constantly struggling to build a future for ourselves and our families
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  • Shilpa Garg
    19 March 2014 at 3:56 pm

    God! That’s so shocking!! That’s true, life is so uncertain, it is best to make the most of every moment!
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  • Shilpa Garg
    19 March 2014 at 3:56 pm

    God! That’s so shocking!! That’s true, life is so uncertain, it is best to make the most of every moment!
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  • R's Mom
    19 March 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Gosh! thats shocking..and I so agree to what you are saying! making the most of life..instead of cribbing..so so important
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  • R's Mom
    19 March 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Gosh! thats shocking..and I so agree to what you are saying! making the most of life..instead of cribbing..so so important
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  • Kinmin
    20 March 2014 at 11:43 am

    So true.. One of my friends and one acquaintance suddenly died in the last few years.. and it was shocking.. but at the same time, we are so trapped by everyday things that we forget how to really live..
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  • Kinmin
    20 March 2014 at 11:43 am

    So true.. One of my friends and one acquaintance suddenly died in the last few years.. and it was shocking.. but at the same time, we are so trapped by everyday things that we forget how to really live..
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  • Zita
    20 March 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Oh that is so sad and everything you have written is so true and what I have been thinking and working on these last few weeks! I know I need to focus more on me and what I want from life just gotta figure out exactly what that is and how to get it!! Take care and live!
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  • Zita
    20 March 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Oh that is so sad and everything you have written is so true and what I have been thinking and working on these last few weeks! I know I need to focus more on me and what I want from life just gotta figure out exactly what that is and how to get it!! Take care and live!
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  • Eli
    24 March 2014 at 3:59 am

    Very sad to hear about … It reminds us a bit extra to live in the moment, the present.. Life is here and now:-) Hugs to you
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    • Psych Babbler
      24 March 2014 at 12:34 pm

      It is too…a timely reminder I suppose. Thanks Eli for your comment and lovely words…

  • Eli
    24 March 2014 at 3:59 am

    Very sad to hear about … It reminds us a bit extra to live in the moment, the present.. Life is here and now:-) Hugs to you
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    • Psych Babbler
      24 March 2014 at 12:34 pm

      It is too…a timely reminder I suppose. Thanks Eli for your comment and lovely words…

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