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Saturday, 27 May 2017

Ex-steward died of excessive drinking

Yesterday, I drove past a new multi storey apartment block in a posh district and it reminded me of a steward who inherited millions from his father when their property on that same site was sold to a developer.
Winston (not his real name) was from a wealthy family. He wasn't interested in his studies and became a flight steward. His family, especially his father was against the idea of Winston becoming a steward. Winston flew for a few years after which his father forced him out of the airline and bought him a business concern and let him managed it. Winston didn't do very well but his father kept pumping in money to support his company. At best, Winston managed to break even year after year. He retired and sold off his business when his father passed away. Winston loved drinking hard liquor and he would treat his buddies so often that some of them became alcoholics.
One day, Winston became so sick he could hardly walk. He was diagnosed as having liver cirrhosis due to excessive drinking. A year later, Winston passed away.
Winston's was a sad story. He had so much money but he didn't know what to do with them except spent them on drinks. It was also a tragic loss for some of his alcoholic buddies because these people were poor and depended on him for their drinks.
I know of many people from wealthy families who died at a relatively young age and tragically. A few of my classmates from rich background died at an early age. One committed suicide because of a failed relationship and another died in prison while serving time for cheating. Strange, most of those who were from poor background are still alive. I always ask myself whether it has got to do with the way we were brought up?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Strangely, the wealthy ones that I known of are doing extremely well and definitely alive until now. Their key worries: to grow even more money, build stronger networks with the rich and making things easier for their kids in work/studies by pulling strings.

Anonymous said...

Singapore really is a "you die your business society" huh? Rich get richer and poor get poorer. Rich die from alcoholism and poor die from hunger and spinal injury from collecting cardboards.

Anonymous said...

True.Money die spectacular way,poor through hunger and no money to buy stuff die of no medicines etc not sickness itself.War of attrition ,not religious or gangland related as in USA.At least body parts left to grieve,some in war zones ,nothing left but memories,as our neighbouring countries are currently embroiled. All man are born free,but they can choose which to live their live and their endings.Some before their time, some blessed by God,or by fellow men.

Anonymous said...

True.Money die spectacular way,poor through hunger and no money to buy stuff die of no medicines etc not sickness itself.War of attrition ,not religious or gangland related as in USA.At least body parts left to grieve,some in war zones ,nothing left but memories,as our neighbouring countries are currently embroiled. All man are born free,but they can choose which to live their live and their endings.Some before their time, some blessed by God,or by fellow men.

Anonymous said...

By the Spyder,faster speedster in Sin ,in seconds in high Street by PRC Named Mah or Horse. Or pushing a trike full of cartons,said by someone as exercise,we must know as dollars and cents by old old Grandma in Serangoon Road, not Yishun the Zombie infested town.Normally blessings by fellow men negative, better not only God and Father in Church genuine Intel inside,rest fake Blessings.