Medicine.

1. I encountered Dr. Paul Kalanithi for the first time in 2014 via this article in the NYT  SundayReview.

When Breath Becomes Air: A Young Neurosurgeon Examines the Meaning of Life as He Faces His Death

I feel a sudden clear focus and perspective. There is no time for anything inessential. I must focus on myself, my work and my friends. I shall no longer look at “NewsHour” every night. I shall no longer pay any attention to politics or arguments about global warming.

This is not indifference but detachment — I still care deeply about the Middle East, about global warming, about growing inequality, but these are no longer my business; they belong to the future.

The full piece : My Own Life, Oliver Sacks on Learning He Has Terminal Cancer  http://nyti.ms/17u5LNP

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