Hope you’re doing well.
The topic I decided to write here today is an unusual one. We all read about life, how to lead life, how to learn about life etc. I strongly believe that life revolves around a circle. The newborn in the hospital and the old man in the death-bed have a lot of similarities. To be clearer it’s like the newborn has revolved in the circle of life and met the old man at the point where he initially started.
To begin with, when I last visited Dubai with my family we were in a mall exploring. I happened to meet this very big family who were busy shopping and exploring like us!They were a group of almost 15 people including the babies and kids. They had 2 wheel chairs with an old man and woman sitting. there was 2 pram which had 2 babies sleeping on it. I still have the picture recorded on my mind.
That’s when I started noticing and finding the similarities in the old and the new.
Let’s have a brief outlook on the topic.
- The old man has his wheel chair
The babies or the new-born have their pram.
- the old man loses his hair or eventually end up being bald
The babies are born bald or less hair.
- The old man loses his tooth gradually
Newborns are born toothless.
- The old man loses his sight as he grows old
The newborn do not have a perfect sight when it’s born.
- Sometimes the old man uses a diaper
The newborn always uses a diaper
- The old man speaks in a shaken voice
(The speech is not clear and we end up not understanding)
The babies initially cannot speak. Thus we end up not understanding.
- The old man always need a lot of care, attention and observation.
It’s the same with the newborns.
- The old man is sent to old age homes
The kids are sent to nursery or school.
- The old man does not want to go to the old age homes because he wants to stay with his children.
The kid do not want to go to the school because he/she wants to stay back with his/her parents
- The first piece of cloth a newborn is wrapped upon is in the color WHITE.
The old man when he dies is also wrapped in the white.
The points listed here is mostly on my observation and my surroundings.
Now, why I chose to write this topic is that to deliver a message.
One, an old man acts like a child when his age number increases and as an adult it’s our responsibility to take care of our parents just like they did.
To narrate a saying,
The life of this world compared to the hereafter is as if one of you were to put his finger in the ocean and take it out again. Then compare the water remains on your finger to the water that remains in the ocean.
That’s how short the LIFE is.
Whenever I get to meet an elderly person who cannot do his basic daily chores like if the person is sick or if the person is left with no strength to do his daily essentials, like everybody else I too have a soft corner towards them. I instantly swap myself with their character and start imagining how life could be in their end. Every time I do that I realize how difficult will it be for them and deep inside I never ever want to get to that phase of life. Not because it’s a fear of death but the fear of dependency.
If a human being can do his basic chores without any help it’s a greatest blessing from the creator. We often compare and complain about things that we don’t possess.
To remind a tiny blessing you already own is that you’re reading this, with the help of your smart phone or your laptop or the desktop. There are hundreds of human who die starving.
So, in whatever position you’re in right now,
Like a philosopher says;
Live life as if it’s your last day on earth.
That’s it for now guys.
Until we meet again,