Karma When you Live

Whether one likes it or not, what you did or did not do when you were younger, will have effects as you grow older.

I’m facing that now. A glut of junk food and sodas in the teens, ignoring breathing problems, being overweight and other aches. They progress until they hit the ‘DEAD END’ sign. And that’s when you begin to reflect, ‘Should have done this, should have not done that…’

Some ‘I told you so’ and so and so forth….

And it takes longer to get back on track then the time you spent to get derailed.

Always the case – your repairs and maintenance costs are much more than the cost of ignorance.

Irony is you may end up being one of those parents or adults who will advise alot on how to maintain oneself, those that you avoided when you were younger. Of course, I will try to be a gentleman. Just as this excerpt below in Haruki Murakami’s book What I Talk About When I Talk About Running:

 

There’s a wise saying that goes like this: A real gentleman never discusses women he’s broken up with or how much tax he’s paid. Actually, this is a total lie. I just made it up. Sorry! But if there really were such a saying, I think that one more condition for being a gentleman would be keeping quiet about what you do to stay healthy. A gentleman shouldn’t go on and on about what he does to stay fit. At least that’s how I see it.

 

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