Saturday yesterday and as usual I was glimpsing through some books at a mall. A question in a book was: “One of five humans suffers from depression. Does it mean it is part of human nature and not a disease?” Answer: The same number of people (or more) has cavities. Does it mean they should not get treated? I am just presenting what I read. Not my view.
Some people make others’ lives miserable. One guy I know suffered humiliation for years under a boss. But he tolerated. One day, the boss met with an accident and lost a leg. He changed dramatically. Does one need a punishment to start loving others?
An Emirates Humour Club official sent me this inspiring piece and I wanted to share with you.
Randy Pausch was 47 years old when he died from pancreatic cancer. His book, The Last Lecture, is an international best-seller and it offers many wonderful lessons about life.
Randy Pausch's "last lecture" was delivered in September 2007, at Carnegie Mellon University, where he taught computer science. The lecture began with him standing before a screen beaming down chilling CT images of tumours in his liver, under the title...The Elephant in the Room. He then said to a stunned audience, "I have about 6 months to live." He said, "I'm really in good shape, probably better shape than most of you," ... dropping to the floor to do push-ups.
He went on to say, "I'm dying and I'm having fun, and I'm going to keep having fun every day I have left." He talked about his childhood dreams and what they had taught him about life. He said, "If you live your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself...your dreams will come to you."