Some people live life to the fullest like there is no tomorrow. They eat like a pig; smoke up to 4 packets per day; do no physical exercise at all. "Why worry about tomorrow?" they'd ask. Come what might be, they'll find a way to solve the problem when it comes! And they always do!
Such is the attitude of a playboy I know. He never ceased to amaze me with his attitude. Yet he is happy with his life. He got married when he was 19, having left school after form 3. It wasn't long before the kids came along like the locomotive and its cars. But his marriage wasn't smooth-sailing — no — there were fights all the time. However, it was not until 12 years later before the inevitable divorce took place.
By then, he had 6 children. That, of course, wasn't gonna derail him from his happy-go-lucky life attitude. So he went hunting again and ended up with a second wife. And then an additional 2 more kids.
I can't remember him ever having a steady job, but hey! why should that stop him from enjoying his life, right? Well, at the age of 52, he had a heart attack. It must have been surprising for the playboy, since he obviously did not foresee ever getting sick. While he was in the hospital bed looking pathetic, his mistress called up his second wife, saying that she's pregnant — that the playboy had promised to marry her. I bet no one would've wanted to be the second wife then, huh?
The playboy went through what's known as the angioplasty, and was quickly up on his feet again. But the doctor advised him to quit smoking, watch his diet, and do regular aerobics exersices. Of course as soon as he was out of the hospital, he started smoking again, quickly building up his momentum up to 4 packets per day. Then he decided there's no use to control what he liked to eat. He also didn't bother about doing aerobics exercises.
Anyway, after the heart attack ordeal, and the ensuing third world war at home with number two, life continued as usual. Well, he went on to have another 2 more kids with his mistress. Hey! You only get to live once, you know!
At around the age of 60, he had another heart attack. This time he had to go through an open-heart surgery — a quadruple bypass. But shortly before the surgery, his family members found out that his mistress was expecting yet another baby! Well, he didn't quit smoking; didn't control his diet, but we know that he at least did some aerobics exercises. I think he must have misunderstood the doctor on that particular advice.
And then the playboy survived that second surgery! And again he started smoking and eating like a pig. What can I say, some people are lucky, you know. I don't know whether to be happy or sad for him.
But one thing is certain, dad is very pleased and happy with himself...