Here is an interesting comment on life by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Its funny and interesting, and very real. It says "Men work hard to amass wealth and in the process losses his health, but when he has enough wealth, he has lost his health. So he spent what has earned to regain the lost health. Man live and think of a long future, and fails to live the present. When they are on a death bed, they lament that they have never lived..."
To see the full comment, here is the blog link. It is in French, you will need to have the web translate it into English.