The Upside to Imminent Death
Watching Netflix can sometimes feel like reading the horoscope: a lot of times I find myself wondering WTF I’m doing. I’m wading through piles of crap that doesn’t speak to me in any way at all, but just when I think I’m ready to give it up for good I come across something so perfect, so right for me in that moment it almost makes trudging through all the previous garbage seem worthwhile.
At least, that’s how I feel about this following clip. I found it quite by accident – I can’t even remember what I was looking for when I came across it. All I know is I’ve watched it five times now, and I tear up every single time.
It’s a TED Talks video featuring one of the survivors from the Miracle on the Hudson. The gentleman’s comments are brief, his message is simple, but without getting too maudlin I believe what he says to be some of the best advice on how to live your life that I’ve ever heard. I’m pretty sure The Better Man is the one who doesn’t need the threat of a plane crash to know that it’s advice well worth applying, starting right effing now.