Live life to the fullest :
I recently turned 64 and had to choose a new primary care physician for my Medicare program.
After two visits and exhaustive lab tests, he said I was doing "fairly well" for my age.
A little concerned about that comment, I couldn't resist asking him, "Do you think I will live to be 80?"
He asked: "Do you smoke tobacco or drink?"
"Oh no," I replied. "I don't do drugs, either."
"Do you have many friends and entertain frequently?"
I said, "No, I usually stay home and keep to myself."
"How about eating rib-eye steaks and barbecued ribs?"
I said, "No, my other doctor said that all red meat is unhealthy!"
"What about veges and white meat"? he asked
"Never liked the fishy smell and green stuff".
"Do you spend a lot of time in the sun, like playing golf, sailing, hiking, or cycling?"
"No, I don't," I said.
"Do you gamble, drive fast cars, or have a lot of sex?"
"No," I said. "I've stopped doing any of those things."
"Do you go to church, or meditate in temple?"
"No way I go near to these places", I said. "I am a free thinker"
"Do you surf the net, own any blog, face book or twitter account?"
"No," I said "Its bad for the eyes and a complete waste of time"
"Not even a hobby?"
I said "Cannot remember any!"
He looked at me and said, "Then why would you want to live to 80?"
How True? To some life is meaningless but to the yogis they live with bare necessities.
Thanks to Fah Shin for the email