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Are you ready to die?

I have been there once! It was 2018, and we were on our way back to the US from the vacation. On the mid-air, above the ocean, between the continents, I felt strange and decided to hit the restroom. Suddenly I collapsed on the isle. Luckily the crew members were serving food, and they immediately surrounded me. I was obese at that time; they kept asking me questions regarding how I feel. I can hear them, but couldn't reply or move or breath. I couldn't breathe in or breathe out. I had three crew members around me; they fastly removed my shirt buttons and loosened up my belt. By this time, I believe it was probably about 30 seconds; I started to shake, as the breathing was halted! The next few seconds were scary!! I still remember those few seconds. I had flashes, which I never thought about before that incident, and I am positive that it might take a few days for me to realize those things. I do not wish to share all my flashes, but I want to share a few I do not have lif

Are you a Leader?

I was recently asked to talk about this at a conference. I am sure we all hear about the term leadership since our elementary. How many of you believe you were/are a leader? When I asked this, pretty much half of the audience raised their hands. -- We will get back to this in a little while. Now, I asked the audience if they know a leader from 21st Century, boom got several answers within a second. I continued and asked them to tell me a leader from 20th, then 19th, and so on. When I moved to the 18th century, the audience took more time to respond as they couldn't able to remember those leaders within two seconds. Amazing, that over time, we don't talk about the past leaders. Why? Hold this thought -- We will get back to this in a little while. Who do you think is a leader? I would categorize leaders in these three categories, which are money-based, power-based, and influence-based leaders. In all these three categories, the leaders can be either a positive, neg