simple me

Tuesday, July 31, 2007


He has been a smoker all his life; smoking at least a pack a day. No great effort was made to stop smoking all this while.

Two months ago, afer a bout of incessant coughing, the doctor gave him a TB test (negative) and a scan showed a black spot in his lung. Within 2 weeks, the dark spot grew 4 x in size. The scare word here is cancer , of course.

Now let me ask you, if you were him, would that scare you enough to stop smoking?

It did for him! Overnight, he made up his mind to throw away his cigarettes. The conclusion is this. All it takes is sheer will power to stop a bad habit. No need for "tak nak"


  • That doesn't count as willpower. That's the fear of death after discovering he has cancer.

    Most people are stubborn. They don't want to give up their bad habits until it's almost too late.

    By Blogger Jonzz, at 6:56 PM  

  • Willpower. That's all it takes.

    I have not smoked in 25 years. Wish him well in this effort.

    By Blogger Simple American, at 12:45 PM  

  • So true - the fear of death.... the fear of being nagged to death HAHAHA !... :D

    My partner used to smoke 1 - 2 packs a day. He's stopped completely and he's even adopted a healthier lifestyle (exercise, better diet).

    It's been 9 months, since my last nag.

    By Anonymous mango, at 7:34 PM  

  • jonzz,fear of death can motivate one to do wonders huh

    simple american, congrats!

    mango, congrats to you and partner!

    By Blogger just me, at 12:24 AM  

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