Life is too shortLife is too short to get fucked up by matters that really are trivial at the end of the day.
To prove my point, let me tell you about my gurlfren, who recently got diagnosed with thyroid.
She’s only 26.
How did she get thyroid?
First of all, she is quite a sickly person, has asthma (smokes in spite of that), and has a stupid job as a media planner that dictates her to work almost 7 days a week, till 5am in the morning, and is constantly being rushed to finish up her various accounts’ budgeting by her company which refuses to employ more people to even out the workload.
Next, of course, is because she thinks she’s young, she can handle the pressure.
Third, of course, is that the company says that she’s young and should handle work pressures now, if not when?
Fourth, she gets this nagging lump in the neck whenever she’s under enormous stress. Should already have been more alert whenever this happened, isn’t it?
So she has been working in this kind of environment, suffering through heavy workload, suffering at the hands of insensitive bosses and been hard-headed over her illnesses. And still smoking like a chimney.
I keep telling her that she has to take it easy or else she would end up very, very sick one day.
Imagine my shock when she messaged me to say that she had resigned from her crummy job and that she had thyroid.
So today she’s worried that she cannot find another job within 3 months, a job that is not as stressful as hers, a job that she likes. But at least, today, she knows that working too hard for the company is so not worth it. And the poor thing now has to be absolutely careful about overstressing, because once you have thyroid, you are extremely vulnerable to loads of other problematic diseases.
Now she has to take both herbal medicine and western pills to fight this, and on top of that, she is going back to her hometown for acupuncture. And she has to watch her diet too. All this for the duration of approximate 3 months or more. Before it can be completely cured. Even then, she still has to be careful of relapse.
The good thing is, she's quiting smoking, by gradually cutting down her daily nicotine intake.
To all my friends out there, please take care of your health. It is not worth slaving and stressing out over work. Work is important, yes, it brings home bread, bacon and butter. But at the expense of your health? Like my 26 year old thyroid friend? Nothing is worth that.