All of us have an expiry date (the date we would die). There’s no one who can expect to live forever. If there was a possibility, how many of you would want to live forever?
But this expiry date is not something any of us actually know. At least among us Indians, as soon as we reach the wrong side of 50 many start thinking as if our time on Earth is nearing its end. Interestingly, on the other side of the spectrum, I have seen men and women at the age of 70+ in countries like Germany, UK etc. fit and fine to even go on tourist visits all alone without their kids.
The worst thing is to lose your loved one in an accident or due to illness. These are situations where they suffer the most. Imagine a plane crash scenario when you know that you are going to die in a few minutes. Those few minutes would be the most torturous of your life isn’t it? You can only hope that in those few minutes, you try to think of all the good things in your life.
Though we all know that death is inevitable, when it concerns our loved ones, we never accept the fact that it will strike one day. When it does, we are left heartbroken. It’s like the world around us comes to a stop. We are left dazed wondering on how would life go on. For days, weeks, months and sometimes years, we are left to pick up the pieces.
But then, someone has truly said that life must go on, shouldn’t it? If our loved one would have been alive, rather than sitting all gloomy, he or she would have surely hoped to see us doing our own thing and fulfilling our dreams and ambitions.
By achieving your goals, you are living the dream of your loved ones as well!
Written for IndiSpire Edition 105: Life without You