Tuesday, January 1, 2013

David Rackoff on losing abilities

David Rackoff, battling cancer, and having lost the use of one of his arms, said:

"I no longer have that feeling, although I remember it very well, that  if I just buckled down to the great  work at  hand, lived more authentically, stopped proctrastinating, cut out sugar, then my best self was just there, right around the corner.  Yeah, no, I'm done with all that.  I'm done with so many things....Mine is not a unique situation.  Everybody loses ability as they age.  If you're lucky, this happens over the course of a few decades.  If you're not --- but the story is essentially the same.  You go along on the road as time and the elements lay waste to your luggage, scattering the contents into the bushes until there you are standing with a battered and empty suitcase that frankly no one wants to look at anymore.  It's just the way it is."

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