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  • Writer's picturePremanandhan Narayanan

Living Gracefully: The Lesson of a Lifetime

Updated: May 2, 2023

The story of the school boy who thought that his time would come when he turned 18 is a common sentiment among young people. When we are young, we tend to think that the future holds all of the opportunities and excitement that we are looking for. However, as the boy grew older and turned 30, he realized that life doesn't always happen according to our plans.

At 40, the boy believed that his time would finally come because he believed that life started at 40. However, he soon realized that life doesn't have a specific starting point or a specific time when things will magically fall into place.

By the time the boy reached the age of 50, he had come to understand that age is just a number, and that life is full of surprises. He realized that there is no specific age when we finally "arrive" or when our time will come. Instead, life is about enjoying the present moment and making the most of every day.

Finally, when the boy turned 70, he received news that his time had come. His doctor informed him that his health was failing, and that he needed to prepare for the end of his life. This was a stark reminder that life is short and that we never know how much time we have left.

The story of the school boy teaches us that life is unpredictable, and that we should not wait for some imaginary time when everything will fall into place. Instead, we should focus on the present moment, enjoy our lives to the fullest, and be grateful for each day that we have.

In conclusion, the secret to living gracefully is to live in the moment, appreciate what we have, and make the most of every day. We should not wait for some specific age or time when our time will come, but instead, we should focus on living a happy and fulfilling life right now.


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