A sad message in the papers today. A 47-year old man died in the Nepalese city Gopeta after downing an 0,75 liter bottle of whisky. Pancharam Bishwokarma did this because of a bet. Since he proved he could indeed drink the full bottle of Royal Stag his friend had to pay for it: an easy earned 700 rupees (6 euro’s). But three weeks later the Nepalese jewler died of the “medical complications” of his act.
“Bishwokarma went home and after a few hours he started puking. He couldn’t get tosleep and was rushed into a hospital”, police spokesman Sanjeev Khadka said. Doctor Pashupati Chaudhary added: “He drank the bottle of whisky, with an alcohol percentage of 42%, in one time, without eating. That damaged his vital organs, according to the doctors in the hospital.”
We are of course sad to hear that a man died because of alcohol. And not even from a big amount. But isn’t it better to praise this hero than to be sad? In 13 wise life lessons we will explain why Bishwokarma’s should be considered a role model to us all.
– Always believe in yourself.
– If you say you’re gonna do something, go on and do it.
– If people say that you can’t do something, prove them wrong.
– If you have to go, you might as well go while doing something you love.
– Money should never be a motivation. Do things for honor.
– If people all over the world know your name when you die, you really achieved something in your life.
– The last decades of a lifetime are highly overrated anyway.
– Every jeweler knows that in awareness lies the real gold.
– And that’s what we call “survival of the fittest” kids!
– When you close a drinking bet, always mention the costs of the bottle AND the funeral.
– Doctor’s advice: eat something before you down a bottle of whisky next time.
– 47 is the new 27.
– 5 minutes can make all the difference in a lifetime.