Laugh often and help others! This is the secret of happiness
Gianluca Vialli for 5 years continues to fight with pancreatic cancer. The head of the Italian national team delegation, European champions in the summer, the former Juventus and Chelsea striker is one of the protagonists of the interviews of Alessandro Cattelan's new documentary show on Netflix "A simple question".
"I am afraid to die. I do not know when the light will go out what will be on the other side. But somehow I'm also excited to find out. The concept of death serves to understand and value life. "The anxiety of not being able to accomplish all the things I want to do, being excited by all the projects I have, is something I feel very lucky about," he said in the chilling confession.
Vialli has tried to show another aspect of the disease which according to him is not just suffering. "Illness is not just suffering, there are beautiful moments. Life consists of 20 percent of what happens to you and 80 percent of the way you react to what happens. And illness can teach you a lot about how you are, it can also be an opportunity. "I am not saying that to the extent that I am grateful for cancer."
Gianluca also talks about his relationship with his daughters since he discovered he had a tumor. "I am convinced that our children follow our example more than our words. I have less time to be an example now that I know I will not die of old age. My every behavior pushes me to think so. In this sense, I try to be a positive example: I try to teach them that happiness depends on the way you look at life, that you do not need to broadcast, listen more and talk less. Laugh often, help others. This is the secret of happiness ", he says talking to Cattelan on a golf course.
"I feel that I have less time to be a good father and to be an example for them - he confesses - but I also understand that on their part there is a fear of losing me and consequently the desire to show me how much they love me ”.
Since 2017, the former Cremonese footballer is battling pancreatic cancer. In recent years, the disease seems to have regressed and Vialli has "returned to the field" with the role of head of delegation of the Italian National Team.