Never trust a politician, Todd. They have no fixed centre, so you can never believe them.
Wow. WOW! I can't express enough how amazing this book is. Beautifully written, Kalanithi leaves a legacy of what it is like to grapple with death come too soon & living his remaining days to the fullest. He ponders what it is to be a doctor, and then a patient on the other side of the same table. First, I listened to the audiobook, which was masterfully narrated. Then I bought a copy of the book because I want to read and re-read this many times.
Throughout college, my monastic, scholarly study of human meaning would conflict with my urge to forge and strengthen the human relationships that formed that meaning. If the unexamined life was not worth living, was the unlived life worth examining?