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Last Words…Lesson for the Living

I have come to the pinnacle of success in business.
In the eyes of others, my life has been the symbol of success.
However, apart from work, I have little joy. Finally, my wealth is simply a fact to which I am accustomed.
At this time, lying on the hospital bed and remembering all my life, I realize that all the accolades and riches of which I was once so proud, have become insignificant with my imminent death.
In the dark, when I look at green lights, of the equipment for artificial respiration and feel the buzz of their mechanical sounds, I can feel the breath of my approaching death looming over me.
Only now do I understand that once you accumulate enough money for the rest of your life, you have to pursue objectives that are not related to wealth.
It should be something more important:
For example, stories of love, art, dreams of my childhood.
No, stop pursuing wealth, it can only make a person into a twisted being, just like me.
God has made us one way, we can feel the love in the heart of each of us, and not illusions built by fame or money, like I made in my life, I cannot take them with me.
I can only take with me the memories that were strengthened by love.
This is the true wealth that will follow you; will accompany you, he will give strength and light to go ahead.
Love can travel thousands of miles and so life has no limits. Move to where you want to go. Strive to reach the goals you want to achieve. Everything is in your heart and in your hands.
What is the world’s most expensive bed? The hospital bed.
You, if you have money, you can hire someone to drive your car, but you cannot hire someone to take your illness that is killing you.
Material things lost can be found. But one thing you can never find when you lose: life.
Whatever stage of life where we are right now, at the end we will have to face the day when the curtain falls.
Please treasure your family love, love for your spouse, love for your friends…
Treat everyone well and stay friendly with your neighbours.
-Steve Jobs

TO THE DAD’S OUT THERE…HAPPY FATHERS DAY

I miss my Father…

What Is A Dad?

A dad is someone who
wants to catch you before you fall
but instead picks you up,
brushes you off,
and lets you try again.

A dad is someone who
wants to keep you from making mistakes
but instead lets you find your own way,
even though his heart breaks in silence
when you get hurt.

A dad is someone who
holds you when you cry,
scolds you when you break the rules,
shines with pride when you succeed,
and has faith in you even when you fail…

THE BEST SIX DOCTORS……

The best six doctors anywhere
And no one can deny it
Are sunshine, water, rest, and air
Exercise and diet.
These six will gladly you attend
If only you are willing
Your mind they’ll ease
Your will they’ll mend
And charge you not a shilling.

~Nursery rhyme quoted by Wayne Fields, What the River Knows, 1990

BMI and All Cause Mortality-<27.5 and <30

While I know it is more than the BMI ( http://www.wsj.com/articles/too-much-fat-try-a-whole-body-scan-1439828879) this extensive study from 2016 from Lancet  is interesting

with our message..get patients that have BMI’s above 30 to get below 27.5 and 30 

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(16)30175-1/abstract

Nine groups of BMI versus all-cause mortality, with use of the primary prespecified analysis

15·0–<18·5 kg/m2 18·5–<20·0 kg/m2 20·0– <22·5 kg/m2 22·5–<25·0 kg/m2 25·0–<27·5 kg/m2 27·5–<30·0 kg/m2 30·0–<35·0 kg/m2 35·0–<40·0 kg/m2 40·0–<60·0 kg/m2
Participants/deaths 114 091/12 726 230 749/20 989 838 907/72 701 1075 894/98 833 821 303/84 952 428 800/45 341 330 840/37 318 80 827/9 179 30 044/3 840
HR (95% CI) 1·51 (1·43–1·59) 1·13 (1·09–1·17) 1·00 (0.98–1.02) 1·00 (0·99–1·01) 1·07 (1·07–1·08) 1·20 (1·18–1·22) 1·45 (1·41–1·48) 1·94 (1·87–2·01) 2·76 (2·60–2·92)

189 studies; 3 951 455 participants; 385 879 deaths. The primary prespecified analysis in never-smokers without known chronic disease at baseline, excluding the first 5 years of follow-up (with normal weight and overweight categories further subdivided into: 18·5–<20·0 kg/m2, 20·0–<22·5 kg/m2, 22·5–<25·0 kg/m2, 25·0–<27·5 kg/m2, and 27·5–<30·0 kg/m2). CIs were calculated using floating variance estimates (reflecting independent variability within each group, including the reference group). Reference group is 22·5–<25·0 kg/m2. All analyses are adjusted for age and sex. Baseline BMI categories were defined by WHO. BMI=body-mass index. HR=hazard ratio.