“Slaves to our body and mind are we.
Foolishly, thinking we have our own charge,
we are but on loan
’til defect, consequence, or age assert their claim”
Claims of defect: Her mind did not belong in the wheelchair that Parkinson’s had put her in. She was still sharp as a whip.
Claims of consequence: The beautiful and sweet wife who died from abusing diet pills. The beautiful girl who died because she didn’t put her seatbelt on. Those are who know that there will be blood in the toilet yet refuse to see a doctor.
We are all at various places in our lives financially, but our only true assets, our bodies and minds are not ours forever. In some cases, the short or long-term choices that we’ve made about how to treat our assets can come back to haunt us. In some cases it’s our genes that take us out. But one way or another if the first two don’t get you, age will.