A long time ago, there was an Emperor who told his horseman that if he could ride on his horse and cover as much land as he could, then the Emperor would give him all the area of land he has covered. Sure enough, the horseman quickly jumped onto his horse and rode as fast as possible to cover as much land area as he could. He kept on riding and riding, whipping the horse to go as fast as possible. When he was hungry or tired, he did not stop because he wanted to cover as much area as possible.
Came to a point when he had covered a substantial area and knowing that would be his land, he was exhausted and was dying. Then he asked himself, "Why did I push myself so hard to cover so much land area? Now I am dying and I only need a very small area like 6 Feet by 2 feet to bury myself."
The above story resembles with the journey of our Life.
We push very hard everyday to make more money, to gain power and public recognition. We may have neglected our health, ignore the time with our family and to appreciate the beautiful things surrounding us, hardly had time to build our hobby.
One day while we grow old and we look back, we will realize that we actually don't really need that much, but by then we cannot turn back as we can not make the clock run anti-clockwise!
Life is not just about making money, acquiring power or recognition.
Life is definitely not just about work! Work is only needed as to change for bread and butter (no Margarine) as we have to eat for life. Life is about we have to breathe and be having good eye sight to appreciate beautiful things, golden ear like mine to tell the minute different of the right speaker that has been out tuned causing loss of the rocking double bass.
Take it easy, as I told my colleague we are being cursed by customer with many word starts with “F” in front of their staff for late products delivery, watch them and take it as it is. I used to comfort myself hey, there is no pain. Let them curse till they are tired and they will stop. Who is losing their dignity, not me, but they!
Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
Watch your destiny, you will become A Snob.
Be happy man, when the sky falls, it is time to catch the lark!