മ LIVE TO BE 80?

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


foongpc said...

Haha! How true! : )

CheaHS@n said...

foongpc ~ to live to be 80 first thing must blog.

Kelvin said...

i rather have an interesting life then living to 80. But i am trying to have both.

Camaraderie said...

I don't drink, I don't smoke, I only tell lies....can I live to a hundred?

CheaHS@n said...

Kelvin ~ Oh you want both that's OK live life and to the fullest now and later just like Maslow's hierarchy of needs go for soul searching.:)

Camaraderie ~ That reminds me of a buddy friend from Penang with this phrase. Occasionally Jack Daniel's whiskey and smoked salmon should be OK, please try not to tell too many lies white lies ok. haha

molly said...

Lets pray 2012 will never come then every one might, might have a chance to live up to 80, 90, 100...

CheaHS@n said...

molly ~ no sweat will live through 2012 it's just a movie haha

wenn said...


James Oh said...

Good post of reminder us that living meaningful is more important than the period we are living.

CheaHS@n said...

wenn ~ so you are back from your overseas trip. welcome home

James Oh ~ true live life to the fullest and not the # of years.

Superman said...

Very true indeed.

CheaHS@n said...

Superman ~ thanks

HappySurfer said...

First things first, here's wishing you a belated Happy Birthday and may you have many, many more, CheahSan.

It's really the quality of life that counts, not the quantity, right?

Funny post and quite true too.

CheaHS@n said...

HappySurfer ~ Thanks for the nice birthday wishes. About quality of life heard some old folks in India once they have fulfilled their responsibility as a father, husband etc most of them would leave their homes to do soul searching living on the most basics in life.

wenn said...

hi..hv u checked yr mail lately?

CheaHS@n said...

wenn ,yeah yeah yeah thanks so much so sweet of you.

Ayie said...

heheheh funny!!!

Meichun Jones (Jeannie) said...

I would not want to live too long if I don't have things to do. ^_^

CheaHS@n said...

Ayie ~ good to laugh can live longer I heard

Meichun Jones (Jeannie) ~ it is the quality of life not quantity of years.

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