Often, we speak about Quality Life. How we should live our life to be quality. What we must achieve and pursue to have quality life. Don we ?
Do you heard about Quality Death ? Die with honor like Spartan '300' ? Die at the age of 100 ? Or Die after you have great wealth, beautiful / handsome spouse, and whole bunch of grandson ?
Well, that's not truly about quality death.
If we do not know death, then we must not know life. Just like day and night. If one do not know night, then he will never know day.
In order for us to truly understand the meaning of Quality Life, we must understand Quality Death too. Because both of this is inter-related. If you possess a quality life, then you will have quality death too.
So, are you sure you are having a quality life now ? If you dine the best foods in the world, live in the grandest house in the world, and having the most beautiful women in the world, are you going to have a Quality Death ?
People are afraid of Death. Word 'Death' is a taboo for all of us. We will avoid anything that related to death. Even we reject number '4' in our daily life. We hate it instead. We don't want it on our car plate, we don want it on our house number, and we certainly don want it on our marriage date. People just too afraid to accept death.
Is death a NOT NATURAL thing ? Is death do not belong to this world ? Is death avoidable ?
As the matter of fact, Our clock of death is start ticking by the time we born to this wonderful world.
How long it will stop ? no one know. But certainly, everyone clock is ticking..... and soon we will be gone one by one.
Four season is a natural process. It is one with the universe.
Spring will come and go... Summer will follow up and end, continue by Falls and then Winter. And again this cycle for eternity.
A leaf, is destined to fall on ground sooner or later. It is normal and a fact of life. Just like Death. Everyone is destined to die.
In life, we have a lot of testimony. When we finish our primary school, our teacher wrote our testimony. When we finish secondary, our teacher too, will wrote on our testimony. Same applied to university when we graduate.. we will have a lot of testimony which reflect our behavior in school. So, everyone try to study hard and be a good student in order to get a good testimony from the teachers and lecturer.
When we dead, who are going to write about our testimony of death ?
Nobody will write for us, but ourselves. If quality life is just about achieving first class honor, master and PHD, can we wrote all this in testimony of death ? Nope... we can't.
What you going to write then ? How you successfully cheat people in order to success ? How you toying with our people feeling for your own self-fishness ? and greatest of all... the regretness feeling of things you never get to done.
This is how the Quality of Death defined. Death with a peaceful smile and ease in heart... and this will reflect how great you live your life. And this is how to define true quality life.
So, are we ready to die yet ? Certainly not. Cause we have a lot of stuffs yet to done. I am not happy yet and certainly yet to contribute my happiness to this world. How can I die yet ? I yet to show how much I love my parents, how can I die yet ? I yet to put-down my hatred, how can I die yet ?
If we are not ready to die, then we are not having a quality life right now. Death clock doesn't tell anyone. It will stop by anytime. I might die tomorrow or even later. I don't know. So, although we are young, don't think we will surely live till 80s. Don't waste more time, go for your quality life right now.
Appreciate for everything we have. Gracious when we are safely arrived home, because we had survive one more day..
Gracious when we are able to wake up, because we have given a chance to live a new day.
When our life is filled with appreciation, our hatred and sadness will gone. And we will appreciate for everything we own till now.. because we came to this world with nothing and we are going to leave this world with nothing also. Share what you belong to others who are still alive and distribute your happiness too.
-Live life with gratitude, because it create quality life and end with quality death-
ps : Special thanks to Liu Zi Xian teacher for the sharing... I am just spreading his philosophy according to my understanding. In fact, the quality content of my writing can't even truly reflect his meaning. But I had try my best.