‘Life is a mystery to be lived, not a problem to be solved’, a quote attributed to Adriana Trigiani, is one of those life quotes that hits so right. The question about God (s), the creation of the universe, the air we breathe, the fishes in the rivers and the ocean, the birds in the sky – everything around us is just so full of mysteries. And even if answers were given, perhaps one would not be fully satisfied with it. And, perhaps, that is where we, human beings, are stuck at, looking for answers to almost everything and, in the process, complicating the simple life that we are supposed to live.
Moreover, with the advancement of technology and everything with it, life has become faster and more complicated. Living life in the fast lane, they say, and that is, sadly, the truth. There was a time when life was simple, peaceful and everyone was happy and smiled at each other. People would help and share things of the daily with each other. There was no competition, no stress. Blood pressures and heart attacks rarely existed. So, what has become of life now?
Studies have shown that stress, depression, BP and heart attacks have risen over the years due to the hectic life situation that we have now. Globally, Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading causes of death with heart attack and stroke comprising 85 percent of it. A recent survey also showed that in India over 28,000 people died every year over the last three-four years due to heart attack. So, what could be the reason or the solution for such?
One will have realised that every survivor of BP stroke, heart attacks or cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) have been advised by doctors or medical professionals to slow down, to take life one day at a time. While medicines do help in the healing process, perhaps, it is important to realise that one must learn to take life one day at a time. Competitions do exist but one doesn’t have to always get involved in the rat race. We live only once, so why rush to live it out then? Life has taught one thing for sure – the faster one travels, the faster they reach their destination. And life’s a journey and not a destination. So, let us take life one day at a time, take a chill pill and relax. That way, we will have a much peaceful and better life.
(The views expressed are personal)