Certain experiences lend perception a new aspect and a different lens through which to look at the world. We tend to get wrapped up in ourselves, in our careers, in what we’re doing in the here and now, where we’re going to be in five years. There’s a lot we take for granted.
In July, I was introduced to a man called James. James was suffering from liver cancer, and was told he wouldn’t live much longer. I’m just a few years older than James, so to hear that news was profoundly saddening.