I recently heard of a man who enjoyed perfect health; his heart and blood pressure were fine. then one day his father died. From that moment on there was a prolonged dispute between this man and his sister over the estate. The dispute finally ended in court, where the sister won.
The man could not get over this. He couldn’t think of anything else but the dispute, the court case and his sisters victory. With each day his hatred grew until it was an obsession.
One day he was hospitalized with heart problems. Shortly thereafter his kidneys failed. Before long he died of multiple health complications.
Commenting on the case his medical physician said, “It is obvious he died from bodily injury wrought by powerful emotions.”