When did we start to develop a conscious ability to make decisions that lead us where we wanted?
Why do we do it?
Why do we do what we do?
Do you do it with a motive?
What if things don’t turn out the way we wanted?
(These are the thoughts and questions that course through me when I penned down my feelings in the following paragraphs)
I see all kinds of patients each and everyday and I am constantly reminded of the fragility of life. When I smile and attend to the patients, it gives them joy. At the gloomiest of days, even a smile is like being handed a million dollars. We have taken the smallest gifts for granted and yearned for the stars above our heads. Why do we fight for these ideals?
There once was a man that was born with a genetic disease of the kidneys but he worked his way up to become a top investment banker in an internationally reputable bank. He could afford his medical bills consulting the best doctors in private clinics, live a good life and provide for his beautiful family. 20 years later, he discovered he has cancer and his kidney disease has caused him to require a transplant. This man has the kindest soul and the most optimistic attitude towards life. But, the kindest of souls does not always get the kindest of outcomes in life. Or do they?
The biggest question on my mind is, what is the relationship between doing good deeds with good thoughts and a good outcome? Is there a correlation at all? We often tell ourselves that good people beget good things in life. To what extent is this notion true? Take the perfect example, the most unpopular president of America, Mr. Donald Trump. He has made countless unfavourable decisions as a political leader and made countless ruthless comments that hurt others. His actions also tell us that he couldn’t care less about the people below his social class and the way he treats people is just plain rude. In this case, may I just refer to the famous quote by George Orwell, “Ignorance is strength.” His ignorance of karma somehow turned around and became his strength.
In summary, I think no one can ever predict the outcome they will get in life. The most important message is to be truthful to yourself and do what you feel is right (not what society depicts to be). Live everyday with moments where you appreciate the people around you, count your blessings, thank the universe for your good fortunes and spread the love and joy on.