When I watched global health and development expert Alanna Shaikh‘s TED Talk I was very moved. Alana spoke about her very real fear of getting Alziehmer’s, as she watched her father deteriorate from this illness. So Alanna, while taking preventive measures, has decided that she will prepare herself for it by changing what she does for fun, improving her physical strength and trying to become a better person.
This particular line in her talk struck me deeply:
“I need a heart so pure that if it’s stripped bare by dementia, it will survive.” — Alanna Shaikh
Thankfully, Alziehmer’s doesn’t run in my family. But living long does. So I too would like to focus on improving the quality of my life, so that I can live a fruitful life. But most importantly, I too want a heart so pure that it will survive anything!