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Thx4Coming2MyTedTalk t1_j7kbuxu wrote

Any time I get tired or annoyed with my wife, or friends, or dogs…I imagine a future where I’ve lost them to some horrible accident or doggy old age.

How would I want to treat them if I knew our time together was so limited and precious?

With that knowledge, how would I treat the people I care about?

It really transforms how you treat the people around you, and you realize it only takes a little additional effort to make your wife breakfast for instance, or rub her feet for 5 minutes and talk about her day.

Plus, my dogs get a lot of treats and walks.

I just never want to look back and regret wasting that time, or realize I treated people badly when I could have been kind, or take any of it for granted.