Recently I learned that a guy who I used to play sports with passed away due to an aneurysm on his brain. Although I was not particularly close to this person, I was taken aback by how sudden the event was. He was physically fit and there was no indications of any precursors to the event.
This story kept on playing on my mind repeatedly since I have heard it. I have heard many a time that death can come at anytime and in any form, but I never believed it until now. Knowing of my acquaintance’s death, the suicide of Robert Enke (Germany’s goalkeeper) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s (NBA Star) diagnosis of leukemia made me re-evaluate my outlook in life. I have always been cautious and have always thought more about the future than the present. But from now on, I will try and enjoy the present more and live as if every moment is my last. My aim is to go to sleep every night without any regrets about things that I did not do during the day. Avoid guilt by doing whatever I think is right and settle any disagreements with anyone before the day ends.