It was in the last month of October, 2012 that an incident happened, that really hit me. I had my CA Final exams in 1st week of November. My neighbour’s son who was 21 years old, died of heart attack. Yes, this really shook me. I am always prepared for death. As we all know someday we all will be gone, it’s just a matter of time. But what hit me was that at such young, how come one can die of heart attack that too without any symptoms at such a young age. He had no health issues and he was perfectly fine. It was at night his body arrived in an Ambulance. I carried his body along with others, inside the house. I still remember, that moment, when I carried his body, it was a strange feeling that can never be explained.
Now there is a reason why I am sharing this story here. I love meeting people. Nothing is more satisfying for me than meeting my friends and dear ones. We live in world where technology is part of our lives. These days, people meeting people have reduced and the social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, have contributed to it. I haven nothing against these things, but the way people give so much importance to these sites, makes me sick. No matter how many million hugs and kisses you send across to your dear ones and friends virtually, nothing can replace a physical hug when you actually meet a person. I give a lot of importance to that. If I have to meet a friend even for 10 minutes and for that I have to travel 1 hour, I have no problem and I have done that in the past. Because, that’s what makes Life worth living for.
The incident that I have narrated above made me think. It hit me really hard. It just shows that, no matter whoever you are and whatever you are, you just don’t know when that day will come when you have to hear about death of a friend or dear one. Whenever it is possible for me, I make it a point to meet people. Even in a slightest of opportunity, I tried to make the best use of it. Because this incident had taught me that you just need to give importance to relationships.
I keep reminding myself about that incident. It pushes me, motivates me that something much more important is there other than work and sending those virtual hugs and kisses. Just imagine a situation where you are walking alone on the road and see everyone else is walking alone in silence. Because their friends and dear ones are busy with something less important and sending those virtual hugs and kisses. Believe me, nothing can replace a physical meeting with a friend and just sitting there and talking for hours and doing nothing.
Recently, one of my friend got married in Hubli. So because of work, we took only one day break. The marriage was on May 1, 2013. We left Bangalore on April 30 night and reached Hubli on May 1 morning. We left Hubli on May 1 night and reached Bangalore on May 2 morning. Hubli was much more calm and less crowded than Bangalore. It was a sleepy town if I can call it. We were 9 guys and we chatted endlessly. We roamed for sometime but it was a day that was itched in memories. Even after coming back to Bangalore, we were still in that Hubli mood, because these days it so difficult to meet people that too for 9 guys at one time. What is life if not for relationships, meeting people, sharing your thoughts and talking endlessly, doing nothing. Just think of that day when you wanted to meet your friend but due to whatever reasons you could not and that friend is no more. Sorry to be so dramatic, but this is how Life teaches some important lessons. I want to sign off my blog by saying that,
“Life is an Illusion; Death is the Reality. You can the change the illusion to make it look better but can’t change the reality”
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