675k hours: I don't want to be complacent

Life is short.

It’s not something that we like to talk about, but doctors die, too. What’s unusual about them is not how much treatment they get compared with most Americans, but how little. They know exactly what is going to happen, they know the choices, and they generally have access to any sort of medical care that they could want. But they tend to go serenely and gently.

… Torch was no doctor, but he knew that he wanted a life of quality, not just quantity. … The cost of his medical care for those eight months, for the one drug he was taking, was about $20.

Each day, we only get 1,440 minutes.

In one lifetime, we only get about 675,000 hours.

In my case, at 25 years old, lots of those hours are already behind me. Many of my future hours will be spent sleeping.

I must make the most of each one.

One Response to “675k hours: I don't want to be complacent”

  1. Shawn from Saigon/Singapore says:

    Hey Elliot, interesting to stumble upon your blog, anyway the article on why doctors die differently really make me think.. Thanks for the link!
    -Shawn from Saigon/Singapore

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