This man could have changed the world but…

Today I am in a bit of a somber mood..

One of the main reasons why I have made my program was to make divorced women realize the fact that they don’t need to feel helpless….so what if you failed?

There is always a second chance….life is too damn short to be wallowing about and doing nothing.

This is something we have heard ever since we were kids “life is short, don’t waste it”.

Yet we take it for granted again and again and again…and then out of nowhere…life hits you because it is anything but predictable.

No matter how much we delude ourselves, we have absolutely no control on our lives.

Let me give you an example.. Meet Dan Lewin.

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He was a student In MIT and even by MIT standards…he was special.

He was a genius level mathematician and could have been a great academic…but that wasn’t enough for him.

He wanted to change the world.

So on 1998 he founded Akamai technologies and started working on algorithms to make the internet faster and more efficient.

He got many high end clients including CNN who are still their clients to this day.

Being half Israeli he served in the Israeli Army for the 4 year where he rose to the rank of a Captain.

And btw…he didn’t need to serve in the army..it wasn’t compulsory for him but he did it anyway.

He became a billionaire and was personally picked by everyone as the “Next Bill Gates”.

He had the world in the palm of his hands.

One day..he boarded a flight from Boston to Los Angeles.

The flight was “American Airlines Flight 11”.

The Date: September 11, 2001.

Now if it makes you feel any better…the man died like a hero.

He tried to fight off the terrorists all by himself…he was in the army after all… but one of those cowards gave him the slip and stabbed him in the back.

He was the first person to have died that fateful day.

He died like a hero.

But ….what a GODDAMN waste!

This man…would have been the Elon Musk of the “dot com industry”.

He would have been right up there with Gates, Jobs, Buffet…as men who mattered and changed the world.

But life decided to be a fickle mistress.

Such brilliance…such capability..such promise…all extinguished in a second.

He was just 31 years old.

What I want to impress upon you is that : Life is short and unpredictable.

If I had just said that randomly it would have sounded like a cliché.. but after telling you Dan Lewin’s story..well…it does give it more power doesn’t it?

Oracles do not exist…and no one can tell what tomorrow holds.

No one can tell for sure what will happen in the next few mins!

So never ever.…never EVER take life for granted.

You don’t have to work every second and every minute….take a time to enjoy the rewards that you have reaped.

Quoting one of my favourite lines from Forrest Gump:

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So stop dwelling with the hand you have dealt…and take action.

I am here for you…let’s make the most of this life that we have been given…this wonderful wonderful gift that we have been blessed with.

Both for your own sake and mine :).

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