I had a great conversation with my uncle last night. Honestly, I have two uncles who died at the age of 50+, and they were both single and never been married. And these two uncles were workaholic when they were still alive. My uncle said, our body is like an automobile. I asked why? He gave an example of a car. He said, a car’s lifespan is not measured in a number of years owned, but in the numbers of kilometers traveled. He said, a 20 year-old car, which is seldom used, can still last a long time compared to a 5 year-old car with no check-up, no maintenance and filled with low-quality gasoline.
The human body is like a car, he said. Take in alcohol instead of fresh water, eat fat instead of fruits, then your liver and arteries deteriorate. Let your car carry a heavy load and the tires break down. Let your body carry 40 pounds of extra fatty tissue and your joints and heart breaks down. Run the car at 100 miles per hour for a long time and it will honk and conk out. Run your life at high speed, with meetings, and mental stress, and your organs will age quickly. This was I have learned from my uncle last night, and I guess he was absolutely right.