30 years ago my father was given 6 months to live when he was diagnosed with cancer. He lived for 7 months. At the time I was absolutely amazed at how close the oncologists estimations had been – how God-like they seemed to me that they could estimate a person’s lifespan. That was until I was talking to a friend many year later who pointed out “How do you know that he wouldn’t have lived longer if he hadn’t been told that?”
This TED talk about “What almost dying taught me about living” was too good not to share with you.