Quality of Life

By Sanjeev Singhai.

Ufff…. tired… Feeling this, I was half lying on comfortable sofa of American Express Lounge at beautiful T3 Terminal of Delhi Airport yesterday evening. And to get rid of full-day tiredness, I was enjoying my favorite beer pint. This is when I saw a gentleman walking in a black suit. He walked straight to a corner table, kept his handbag and headed towards the buffet table to grab something for his eating. After filling his plate he turned back towards his seat and This is when I noticed that he was 70+ years old Mr. __ __ __ (forget it, the name is not important here). But yes what is important is that he was one of the top 10 industrialists/ businessman of India.

What made me write this blog was not the person whom I saw, but what I noticed? I noticed that he was too hungry. It was obvious that the Gentleman never had a chance to have his lunch and he was desperately looking for something to grab. After keeping his plate at the table, he got up and called for waitress and ordered her a warm dish for himself and though Final Boarding Call was being repeatedly announced for his flight, he finished his food and then rushed to catch his flight to Mumbai. He surely works hard at this age and in spite of being at the top.

People who know me have heard me say many times “what one needs is – 250 grams of food and that too two times a day.” Seeing this Gentleman, I once again realized that surely there are a few things which money can’t buy. And of course the “Quality of Life” is one thing that can not be bought by the money. So the food for thought for all of us is that should we, be after the money or quality of life? Yes, money is important but up to what extent and how much of it, one will need in his or her life for their own utilization?

My father was used to repeat an old saying and I quote “पूत सपूत तो क्यों धन संचय और पूत कपूत तो क्यों धन संचय”. Meaning that “if your kids do well in their life, then you don’t need to save money and if kids are spoiled then also, no use saving money (as they will anyway destroy what you created)”.

I pray to God to give me just enough money for this lifetime and good quality of life.

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