14th Mar, 2022
The most beautiful book for a young man to read is “Die Empty” by Todd Henry.
The author was inspired and got this idea of writing this book while attending a business meeting.
When the director asked the audience: “Where is the richest land in the world, a person in the audience answered “Oil-rich
Another added: “Diamond mines in Africa.” ;
Then the director said: “No it is the cemetery. Yes, it is the richest land in the world, because millions of people have departed and they carried many valuable ideas that did not come to light nor benefit others. It is all in the cemetery where they are buried.”
Inspired by this answer, Todd Henry wrote his book, “Die empty” where he did his best to motivate people to pour out their ideas and potential energies in their communities and turn them into something useful before it is too late.
The most beautiful of what he said in his book is: “Do not go to your grave and carry inside you the best that you have. Always choose to die empty.”
The true meaning of this expression is to die empty of all the goodness that is within you. Deliver it to the world, before you leave.
One life to live.
One life to die.
One life to learn and practice what you have learnt.
One life to learn multiple skills, arts, hobbies, sports, multiple professions.
One life to experience joy in what you perform.
One life to share, give, pass on, teach and donate so that you die empty but Rich every which way.
You have a limited number of days on Earth. This book sends an urgent message: make them count!”
“If you have an idea, perform it.
If you have knowledge, give it out.
If you have a goal, achieve it.
Love, share and distribute, do not keep it inside”
Stay Blessed Forever.
(Excerpts from my book, ‘Dear Son..Life Lessons from a father’)