Death grabs you by the balls.
Your time is up the reaper says, we chide “No! I have more to gain give me more time”. A mindless cry ‘in this world where nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes’.
Accept death as part of life, deny its truth and you shall live a lie.
We understand cancer as the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells, yet our excessive pursuits are no less malignant to a quality living.
A portrait father gave his word for time upon his retirement. His wife and children waits for the end of a 40 days a year spell only to be heartbroken.
“Love your job and never to work for the rest of your life”, a deceiving prescription no different than the promise of chemotherapy.
When the Dalai Lama was asked what surprises him most about humanity he answered:
“Man…. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”
— Dalai Lama XIV