IF tomorrow comes
Most of us go through life running away from what we really want to do. How many of us can say “Oh—what a wonderful Monday morning. I am so looking forward to going back to work?” You can? Then I suspect you are having an affair either with your boss or your secretary or a colleague (added after J's comment! :-))—or you must belong to that rare breed who really love their jobs!
Often a brush with mortality is what it takes to serve as a wake up call. If you are in your twenties, things like death and ‘living life to the fullest’ will probably be the last things on your mind. You are busy in your first or second jobs, buying a home, a car, finding the right person to spend the rest of your lives with. If you are in your thirties, you probably have a home, maybe kids and are trying to raise them. If in, forties and fifties maybe you have established yourself in your chosen career (or at the very least decided what you want to do) and maybe coping with a myriad issues, realizing fast that youth does not last forever and you better start exercising if you don’t want age related problems catching up.
Do any of us really do what we always wanted to? Do we love (and no, its not a typo) like today is the last day on earth? Most of us don’t. It is hard to shake ourselves out of the comfort zone and patterns that we have got into.It is easier to not think, and to just continue with life as it exists.
When my dad died suddenly it was a BIG wake up call for me. I realized that life can end—just like that in a matter of seconds. It is so unpredictable. Suddenly a lot of things fell into perspective. There was now an urgency to do things that I always wanted to do, but kept putting off, due to the daily business of living.
That weekend, we went paragliding. It was exhilarating, invigorating, thrilling. For the first time in years, I felt truly alive. I had blogged about it here. (in case you want to read) Those are pictures of me getting ready to take off.
I was so happy that I did something that had been on my list for ages.( I now have a list of 100 things that I must do before I die and I am ticking off items as and when I finish them.)
Nobody can predict tomorrow. One can meet with an accident or get an illness. Today if one is hale and hearty, one has to grab life. Really GRAB it—otherwise it will slip away.
If today was your last day on earth, what would you do? Think about it and tell me.(Tell me at least 5 things) I would love to know. (It is also a great thinking exercise and it puts a lot of things in perspective.)
Then live each day, as if it really was. Trust me-- Happiness is guaranteed.
yipee,i am the first one to comment(*gulp* that puts enormous pressure on me)ReplyDelete
death is a great leveller indeed.Its amazing,even though we may be the most benevolent we always wish death happens,to the person next! !
left with just a day,I would spend it with people I love the most...pretend that i will live forever...eat all the chocolates,a day could permit.....laugh a lot....and ofcourse hope that tomorrow never comes! !
loved the previous post...now i know there are a lot more wicked mommies in the world..i don feel so lonely !!!!
i dont agree entirely with the "live each day as if it were your last" hypothesis.ReplyDelete
i prefer "make each day more random than the last" and heres how that is different from the first one:
1. like it or not, you have to work to survive and/or feed your family. but doing something different every day at work like having lunch with a colleague whom you never generally say anything more than good morning to can really change the face of the day
2. if today were my last day, of course i would want to jump off a bridge (with or without a rope) but the odds say its not going to be. However, if I just get up and say, I dont feel like work today, Im gonna drive to kashid beach with a friend and loiter around till evening.. it can really recharge you for the week ahead
this time, spoken as much from experience as from observation.
Very true Preeti. I got this wakeup call when I had a 1-on-1 with death long back.ReplyDelete
Since then I'm involved in many such stuff
As far as list is concerned, I tried doing this exercise long back and wrote down a few points on a blog which I hardly publicize. I still maintain this list.
Have a look
"I now have a list of 100 things that I must do before I die and I am ticking off items as and when I finish them"...so this is ur "bucket list".[like in that movie]!:)...ReplyDelete
one thing i would like to do if today was my last day is eat all the veg dishes available on his earth!!!:D
If today were my last day - I will probably take off from work :)ReplyDelete
1. I will make a nice breakfast and then walk my kids to school.
2. I will go for a long walk with my puppies, since that is what I love to do the most.
3. I will come back and write a note to my family to let them know exactly how much I love them.
4. I will pick up kids from school and have a nice family dinner together - possibly followed by a game of scrabble.
5. Will tuck my kids and puppies in bed and let them know again how much mommy loves them - and tuck myself in for the last time with a happy smile on my face.
Since no one knows when our last day really is - I should live this happy scenario more often.
Gazal: Oh yes--Chocolates--how could I forget that!(Never thought of it!)And laughing at your comment about previous post!:-)ReplyDelete
Prashant:If it was your last day why would you jump off without a rope? To end it sooner?
Rohit:Yes--went through your list and left a comment too.Nice list!
Brocasarea: Which movie? Do tell! Would love to watch it..And whats a bucket list?Please enlighten!
Pink Dogwood;What you wrote really moved me and made me kinda senti..But when I think of it, I guess thats exactly what I'd like to do too.
Oh well.. It's not just a Monday but every morning that I look forward to. And well thanks to a certain colleague, work is even more exciting ;)ReplyDelete
That being said.. most of the times we need/wait for a wake up call before taking stock of things. I guess it's kinda hard although not impossible to do what we want to do.
And I think the best part is when one of the things you kept putting off happens.. either planned or otherwise.
if it were the last thing that im going to do on my last day.. why not without a rope?..morbid and suicidal as it may sound :PReplyDelete
J: heh heh--thanks for the insight--have made amendment in my post as per what you said!;-)ReplyDelete
Prashant:Then you must be someone who enjoys physical pain--because your skull gets smashed, your bones shatter, you get multiple fractures and then you die.Unless of course you are spiderman/super man or have the diving prowess of Luo Yutong! Heh heh.:-)
Its a nice post but its so hard to practice u know. Its not easy to live like today is the last day.Tho it wld be great to.ReplyDelete
if today was my last day...
-I'll hug Vinod n goto sleep for 2 hrs atleast(his fav thing to do)..i hope i get some sleep!
-I'd fly to India
-I'd write my will(not like therz much to be written but still)
-I'll write a Good-Bye post on my blog n tell u guys the difference u made to my life
-on the airplane(to india)I'd be scrambling of lonnnnnng hand-written letters to a set of ppl
- i would make a call to hear the voices of some dear friends n fmly members. I will try not tellin 'em its my last day
- I'll write for my organs to be donated.
-I'll give my pictures,cards,dairy etc to sis to keep 'em safetly!
-If time permits..I'd like to finish the book i'm reading( Not Without My Daughter).I really want to know wat happens in the end coz its a true story.
A post which makes one ponder a lot. All of us keep on postponing the things we really wish to do for the "urgent" & "immediate" tasks at hand.
As for my list, here goes:
1. Travel to Paris & have croissants in one of the roadside cafes.
2. Read all the possible books I can.
3. Call up people whom I haven't spoken to in a long time.
4. Tell my boss how much I appreciate having him as my boss :)
5. Direct more people to your blog (which can be done easily & immediately!!!)
Pavi: yes--its hard to practise when you are younger--but as you get older it becomes easier.We realise the fact that life is short, so much more,because it really is when we are older!BTW, S too read the book 'not without my daughter' and loved it.We own a copy--but I am yet to read it.
Palsworld: Thanks you for that FABULOUS compliment.(The last one)I would love to do no.1 on your list too.
bucket is a list of things[in a paper] u would like to do before dyingReplyDelete
"the bucket list" movie was released last year..its about Two terminally ill men[played by Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman] who escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die..watch it!!..:))
Brocasarea:I like both Nicholson and freeman.(Loved his character in Shawshank) This is added to my list. :-)Thanks for the info.(remember reading about this movie now)ReplyDelete
Thanks for your wake up call! We see death day in & day out.But it never really affects us as its not us/our relative dying. Makes sense now. What would I do if today was my last day? Hmmmmmm....give my parents and cousins and my aunt a BIG hug with a free kiss, Cajol all the babies and kids I know of, call up my friends and tell them how much they mean to me, do as many plastic surgery procedures as possible to the lesser blessed and finally as I would love a painless death - inject myself with a sedative and insulin (euthanasia) - meet death before it meets me ( just like resigning instead of being fired ) :-)ReplyDelete
I think we are often difined by how we react to the things that life chucks at us...I know how deeply your Father's death affected you..but I see also how you have emerged out of those days (still recent) and found new wings! I enjoy my job..but I also enjoy seeing you enjoying yours!ReplyDelete
1. Will go and tell my prof (the wolf) how bad he has been and how much everyone really hates him and talks behind his back.. that I'd haunt him after my death if he doesn't change for the better and if he doesn't tone down his thirst for power.ReplyDelete
2. Will have lots of chocolates and icecream.
3. Will write a few pages trying to explain to everyone how their lives will be the same without me around except for the PJs and little tensions that I give ;) and hope that I manage to convince them :-<
4. Will tell my blogger pals I'm quitting blogging.. I wouldn't want people to call me crazy after reading "I'm dying tmrw.. goodbye!"
5. Anyone not reading this will think I've written 5 points ;) I think I will actually be immobilised if I knew I have only a day more to live!
It certainly is a thinking exercise!Hmmm, lemme see now:ReplyDelete
1. Transfer my meagre savings to appa and amma
2. Meet alllllllllll my friends and give them gifts and cards I made and a photo of me ofcourse :D
3. Get married...uhm, maybe!
4. Make amma cook alll my fav food and hog on it like there's no tomorrow...oops there isnt a tomorrow rite? hehe...
5. Give appa, amma, my sis and Doggy nice BIG hugs
6. Pray to god to keep them happy while i'm away...
ok, this is making me sad now...so im gonna stop :)
I would finally tell the girl on whom I have a long standing crush on!!;-PReplyDelete
and maybe give a zipped file of the list of sins I have done my life to the priest!
and set an out of office reply for my mail box!! ;-P
Paragliding! Even the word is cool. :)ReplyDelete
left with just a day...ReplyDelete
be with the family...
enjoy their fights, the noise around te house which tells me everything's normal...
actually priti...if i knew i just had a day to live...my worry would be preparing them for a life without me...:(
so let me dig into my secret list ...i too have one kept where i jot down things to be done...
randomly...to be done in the near future
pottery (have been fascinated by it...i must..i must)
visit a few places
spend time with the ones that mean everything to me
i've been here 5 minutes & i dont knw what to write.ReplyDelete
(finally after another 2 minutes, Nancy puts in her two cents worth)i feel giddy when i swing too high on a swing. Paragliding.....no way(shudder).
hey nice raeding u agaain...ReplyDelete
when i was in my teenage i heard somene saying i live my life in edge (he said tat just 4 being cool)....next day i thought even i will live my life on edge....but how..dint get...
then i started travelling on footboard of local trains...lols...in edge..lols.
5 things thats very less....will do more..
humm...its true that we all keep putting off things to do later....can we all ever do wat we want...ya job is important to feed ourselves atleast...there r so mnay things i wanted to do, but have to put off as a dream coz i cannot do it now and lots of reasons for that...ReplyDelete
i would just love to travel all over the world, tell my near and dear one i love them (this is coz i dont express my love much), hehe i alswasy wanted to do some advetourous sports, be free of any thoughts and be happy...and so on...well ya many a adays i think abt doin things i wanna do coz i know that life is short and can end any moment...hav to try and so as many things so that i wont have too many regrets...
If I knew beforehand its going to be my last day, I would start the day with an elaborate bath (not that I don't do it daily), and then sit to a hearty breakfast along with my family – my mom, dad and my brother. I'll call up my office and tell Deepak that I'll be on leave (for the day). After breakfast, we'd then set out for a visit to Guruvayoor temple( my mother has been complaining since long that I hardly visit temples!). Before the deity of Krishna, I'd make an attempt to convince him to see my point that it would take more than a day to thank him enough, and all those people who have been instrumental in making my life so beautiful. Once I'm done visiting the temple, the next thing to consider would be a lunch for the last time, and as you might know, the vegetarian restaurants in Guruvayoor gives you the best 'masala dosa's in the country. Surely I'll help myself with one or two.ReplyDelete
In between the journey to and fro, I'll surely try to reach few of my close friends over the cell phone and would reminisce about the good old days, as I often do when I get a company. Considering the fact that the journey back to Cochin from Guruvayoor would take about 2 hours, we should be back home by around 4 p.m. Now I’d perhaps login to the net for the last time and as usual send few emails, orkut scraps, and visit blogs [perhaps that day I’d stumble upon a post titled "how would you like to re-live your life if you had another chance"]
In the evening I would watch T.V with my family. And then I’ll settle down for whats probably going to be my last supper with my family. Being my last meal, I'm not going to settle for anything less than a feast -- lime pickle, pachchadi, puliyinchi, aviyal, cabbage thoran, kaaya elasseri, in the center of a mound of rice where the steam rising in swirls from it, and piping hot saambar in a hollow in the middle of the mound, plus two large pappadams and a glass of water to wipe it down.
Now that I've had my last meal, I can't think of anything else other than going to sleep. And what would I love to do if it were going to be one of my ‘last moments’ --this is going to be the easiest of all choices to make among the other choices for the activities of my 'last day'. I would rest my head on my mother’s lap and close my eyes as her fingers run through my hair, as her hands caress my forehead (which I make her do it for me often), listening to my favourite music tracks in the background. I’d close my eyes hoping that I would be granted some more time.
Avery tough thing to practise , becos none of us would like to be face with a finality. But its true, that each moment of ours should be lived with satisfaction and have no regrets in life.ReplyDelete
I would like to go away, knowing that I spent my life here bringing smiles on peoples faces...and whichever way that is possible, that would be the method to live my life...even if it means simple actions every day.
Living in the present moment is the key! . Death is sure and you don't have any control over it. Your birth is by default you don't have any control over that. only thing we have is our life, it is in our hands, making it merrier or messier is our choice. Heaven is here and hell is here, choose the best. Being here and now or living moment by moment will make our life more interesting.ReplyDelete
Then live each day, as if it really was, Trust Me --- Happiness is guranteed. I would like to add to your explanation, Then live each moment as if it really was, Trust me - You will be always in the state of happiness. ( Life is Bliss)
If I knew I am not gonna wake up tommor,ReplyDelete
1. Catch the first flight out to Prague with Whisky ( my cat)
2. See the city by day all by myself.
3. Come back to my parent's place, and make dinner for both of them :)
4. Go off to sleep on the floor next to my parent's bed.
Paragliding? Wow - the other day I met someone who had just experienced sky diving and now I read about this. Maybe its a sign that I should forget about my fear of heights (even simple plane journeys are taxing for me!) and try something soon.ReplyDelete
I also loved Athira's comment. Lovely :)
Second Madhumita in her comment. Paragliding!! Wow!! Would love to do that some day.ReplyDelete
As for my last day routine...since it's my last day and it's too late to change my ways...
1)I'd hog chocolates...do that anyways...
2)Write a will....
3)Write long, elaborate letters to my son...Maybe even make a video of me giving him gyaan!
4)Call everyone I love and tell them how important they are for me.. Even if I haven't spoken to them in ages...
5)Ensure my organ donation.
Though, ideally, the motivation would be more if I knew it was my last Month or last Year on earth...Then I'd live my life more meaningfully..
Good post, thanks.
Wow thats cool... I never think of tomorrow... I am too busy living my life today... No regrets with each passing day...and I certainly do not have a check off list about the 100 things I'd like to do before I die... I simply don't need a list... I am so busy savouring each moment..and I do make it a point to do everything I would love to do...ReplyDelete
I pierced my belly button a few days ago coz I suddenly got a fancy for it... Im getting a tatoo soon as well.. So abs no waiting for tom... Just do what I want TODAY!!!!
hmm nice blog buddy ... :)ReplyDelete
Arvind: Spoken like a true Doctor(esp the Euthanasia part)ReplyDelete
Niall: You are one of the FEW people who have understood me PERFECTLY and i am so glad I found you, my friend.(and I know too that you are one of the very few who really enjoy their work)
Shruti: Wolf one was a great idea! :-)And smiled at no.4 too. :-)
Preeti: Would you get married for ONE day? The others I too coud relate to.
Mathew:The last one was too hilariuos--sorry couldnt help laughing.
Devil Mood : :-)ReplyDelete
Thinking aloud: actually I guess,even I'd prepare my kids at least--if today was my last day.I admire the fact that you want to learn something even on your last day!
Enigma:You are really wise for your years--and you are so right in what you say about the job.
Nancy: :-D You are incomparable!
Nirmal: that was living on the edge--literally!! :-)
Balu: I love the guruvayoor dosas too--and OMG--you have really created vivid imagery with your descriptions.Cannot help feeling moved.
Prats: true--it is hard to practise. I guess thats why we all need little reminders--at least I do.ReplyDelete
Fruitu:yes--you explained it better than what i did.What you said is what i meant.
Aathira:The last one comepletely moved me.(Wish i hadnt asked) :(
Madhumita: I guess each one to his own--if you are happy not paragliding why feel complelled?!!I'd incidentally be equally happy curled up under the blanket with a good book.
RajK: you raised a very relevant point here--Organ donation.A friend of mine has also pledged his organs.I guess more than the person himslef, it is his near and dear ones who have to be counslled!
Ritu: I am glad that you are living life to the fullest.(something which very very few of us do and you are indeed lucky that you are able to)As regards the list-- I guess, to each their own.I too never felt any need for a list till my dad died.(and thats when i began to think) BTW,Tatoos and body piercing is something I'd NEVER do!(Though I have nothing against those who do!)
Pretty true eh.ReplyDelete
We hear day and day again about living each day like its ya last. But it just never really sink in.
This post is thought provoking for me. And somehow just what i need.
***I was so happy that I did something that had been on my list for ages.
nothing beats the satisfaction of seeing ya list come to form. Kudos!
5 things if i was going to die today:
1. Tell people i love them/forgive them.
2. Make sure that any unsettled matter to do with finances be settled. that includes placing the money accordingly to the people whom i would like to give to.:)
3. Plan a party for the family that night.
4. Write a letter to each and every family member, friends and relatives.
5.have the best party with the family and friends if possible. take pictures, video a day for them to remember. And tell my parents some details about my life that they will be able to carry with them if they were still around. to encourage and move them along.
I guess i would have more than 5 things. Its a little heartbreaking to write this list of 5 things out. But a good try.
Loved the picture you included at the top of your post.ReplyDelete
:) makes much sense.:D
Sweetsticky: Writing a letter is such a beautiful idea.You know, no matter how much i try, some things I just cannot forgive.Maybe I have to evolve a bit more!Your point number 5 really moved me.ReplyDelete
hey no, i would not want to learn anything on my last day...how would i?ReplyDelete
that was from my random list...of things to be done in the NEAR future...
If today was the last day on earth,
I would want to sit beside my family the whole day, just holding hands. That is the only thing I'd like to do.
I havent thot anything.. Like evrybdy i have assumed that I am gonna die of old age.ReplyDelete
I tried to go paraglidin once. after waiting for 3 hrs for the breeze, I had to give up. There wasnt enof wind for take off :(
I havent thot anything.. Like evrybdy i have assumed that I am gonna die of old age.ReplyDelete
I tried to go paraglidin once. after waiting for 3 hrs for the breeze, I had to give up. There wasnt enof wind for take off :(
I am first timer here. I have been reading ur blog. Like the positive person. I hardly comment on blogs regularly. I will be one of ur readers . proceeding to read post from latest to oldestReplyDelete
Actually,though we think we live our lives so good,it'd be never like last-day-here for sure!!We tend to get bored wth sumthn one day or the other.And I really loved the whole idea of ur post.Truly.. :-)ReplyDelete
If its my last day here I'd
1.Tell my parents how much they mean to me,how lucky I'm to have them..n how I'll always be there for them..ALWAYS.
2.I'll tell my sis that she is the "ideal ben" and that all these days I've been lying that Anju is ;-) and that I cant imagine ma life without her
3.I'd have last rendezvous wth all my frens gangs,being like I always am.
4.I'll spend some quality time with the man I'm in love with and try not to get emotional
5.I'd visit some orphanage and hold those kids,kiss them,love them,care for them for long hours since my dream of adopting one would remain a dream :-(
This post opened my thought process in a whole different way. I cannot go into the details. But thank you! Don't ask me why! :)
Hi MotherOfTwo @ Preethi, :)ReplyDelete
First time visit here:) from vidya's blog entry..
i wud say, i was astonished by the first sight itself :) simply cool layout and i liked it very much..
the notebook like blog page is awesome.. some lines it follows the orientation but at some paragraphs it does not.. may be a little disobedient .? lol..
If tomorrow comes - well an insightful caption as well blog post! congrats!ReplyDelete
//Most of us go through life running away from what we really want to do. How many of us can say “Oh—what a wonderful Monday morning. I am so looking forward to going back to work?” You can? Then I suspect you are having an affair either with your boss or your secretary or a colleague (added after J's comment! :-))—or you must belong to that rare breed who really love their jobs!//
well, an excellent opening with a nice question!
yes mam. at times i have felt the same. but not with the so called love you described perhaps being one of the rare breeds? :) but not always.. fact agreed!
yeah good comparisona and nice writeup on ages and different situations with its own commitments :)ReplyDelete
it reminds me of the song in the tamil movie 'baatshaa' wherein the song will classify your ages in the factor of 8.. from 8 to 64... 8 sectors!!
//Do any of us really do what we always wanted to? Do we love (and no, its not a typo) like today is the last day on earth? Most of us don’t.//ReplyDelete
Fantastic! It again reminds me of Robin sharma's lines in his book 'The Monk who sold his ferrari'.. same he used to say in one of the chapters!
i somehow try to follow i would say. perhaps sometimes we do have relaxations -- not to deny!
//It is hard to shake ourselves out of the comfort zone and patterns that we have got into.//ReplyDelete
hmm.. it is true.. but after all the comfort zone is nothing but our own imagination and mentor for our actions... right?
//It is easier to not think, and to just continue with life as it exists.//
only when we think of resisting, the flow of thoughts increase.. isnt it? law of thoughts rather?
//When my dad died suddenly it was a BIG wake up call for me. I realized that life can end—just like that in a matter of seconds. It is so unpredictable. Suddenly a lot of things fell into perspective. //ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear this.. yes but thats right.. those are the moments will really drive you!!
//There was now an urgency to do things that I always wanted to do, but kept putting off, due to the daily business of living.//
very true.. Situation is the best demanding factor! well said and agreed!
nice to hear about the paragliding and the aftermath effects you got within :) great...ReplyDelete
//Nobody can predict tomorrow. One can meet with an accident or get an illness.//ReplyDelete
yes, mostly people realize this only when they are inside the circle!! if otherwise, most of the issues would not exist at all.. its my feeling!!
//Today if one is hale and hearty, one has to grab life. Really GRAB it—otherwise it will slip away.//ReplyDelete
Only if and when being hale and hearty? :P
//If today was your last day on earth, what would you do? Think about it and tell me.(Tell me at least 5 things) I would love to know. (It is also a great thinking exercise and it puts a lot of things in perspective.)//ReplyDelete
again a mirror image of Robin sharma's TMWSHF book... as what he callled as Magic Book in the chapters..
yes i agree we can prioritize the things and start executing it in the order.. i think i wud make a post and tell you.. alright?
//Then live each day, as if it really was. Trust me-- Happiness is guaranteed.//ReplyDelete
Excellent!! Sometimes we do have obstacles.. without which life is incomplete.. but at the end of the day it does matter how we have been perceiving and reacting to the things..
Enjoyed reading your post.. hope the lengthy sequence of comments did not cause any incovenience!!ReplyDelete
Great work .. keep up the spirit.. Great times ahead..
Raghavan alias Saravanan M.
I also blog at -> http://blogsofraghs.wordpress.com
The unexpected loss of someone you love, makes you think hard about everything in life. Often with a different set of eyes. I learned that too, the hard way.ReplyDelete
So what would I do, if tomorrow was the last day? I am not sure.
The question reminds me of two things - Mitch Albom's book, "For one more day" and Tim Mcgraw's song "Live like you are dying", both of which I enjoyed.
It would be easier if I could live everyday, like I am dying or if I have just one more day. List of things to do are endless.. Just make it thru another day, just as happy as can be.. that's all I would hope for :)
Enjoy the song!
HM: I loved Mitch Albom's "tuesdays with Morrie' Thanks for the song!ReplyDelete
Ragahvan:Welocme--and thanks for dissecting the post :)
Vidya;Glad it made you think.
Nan-rock: Last one was sad--others i think really show us what matter, right?
Mocha:Thanks so much.
Jumpa: Sometimes thw wind really plays villain--in my case, just after i took off it stopped.I was lucky that day.
Punam: I would like to meet all the people I haven't met!
u r right,i too lost my father ,so i know it...me too was wriitng 100 things i want to do b4 u die ,write now i m trying to fulfill one such wish...to watch all best films whenevr i find timeReplyDelete
Wow! what a coincidence. I just got back from watching "The Bucket List". It was a very touching movie that ends saying all our lives are like streams that flow towards whatever ocean lies hidden beneath the mist. You have written about a very relevant point - I think our generation is pockmarked with a vague dissatisfaction. I met a lot of folks that are successful but not happy. Is it because the world around us is changing too fast and we are not able to keep up?ReplyDelete