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Workaholic could indirectly lead you to deathーLonely death in Japan

When I am having a bath in our country house, I can see the green tree through the window in the summer. It is a relaxing time after working hard in the garden, but today I was thinking about the Japanese lady who was found dead in her bathroom in February.




I read the article about her yesterday. She was in her 40's, and her body was found more than one month after she died. She always worked at home online. She had her own business, and it seemed quite successful. She had more than enough money to live. Money was not her issue.

It was very sad that nobody noticed about her death until some children in neighbour found it weird that the light was always on in her flat.
They say that she was workaholic, so she didn't take care of herself and she didn't feed herself well. They call it "self-neglect," which ended up leading her to death.

She didn't have much connection to the people in real society. She might have had lots of followers of social media related to her business, and it could have made her attend less and less to social activity in the real world, though.

Nobody has a perfect life. That's why we want to connect with each other to share our pain and happiness. In the cyberspace, you could be anybody whomever you want. However, you are still a human who needs to be fed properly and loved or cared about by someone else.

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In the bathtub, looking at the vivid green of the tree, I was thinking about her, how her life was, what she was thinking every day and wondering what kind of scenery she could have seen at her ending.



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