this is typically what N takes for breakfast. today, it's nasi lemak. tomorrow, it may be mee goreng & the next day, a burger. but it almost always goes with a 500-ml bottle of carbonated drink. coke today, maybe sprite tomorrow.
N is a 20-something male nurse who graduated a few years back. the health lectures he listened to during his training days must have been lost on him. or maybe, he wasn't paying attention. or worse, he couldn't care less.
he is already grossly overweight but he's ok for now because he's still young & (looks) healthy. give him another 20 years on this diet & he'll be another health statistic. you know, hypertention, diabetes, stroke & coronary artery disease. he must have overlooked the fact that we've had patients in their 40s coming in for heart bypass surgery.
we've already repeatedly drummed into him, warning him of his folly but the advice has fallen on deaf ears. maybe he's stubborn & couldn't care less.
but this isn't an ideal world & we all know it. because in an ideal world, doctors don't smoke, lawyers don't cheat, accountants don't embezzle & politicians speak the truth.
what do you think an ideal world is like?
“There is no ideal world for you to wait around for. The world is always just what it is now, and it's up to you how you respond to it.” ― Isaac Marion, Warm Bodies