When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

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  1. Paul Kalanithi describes his journey of becoming a neuroscientist and when he is finally within reach of finishing residency, he finds out he has late stage lung cancer. He walks us through the stages he dealt with, his thoughts on career and family and how everything else was affected
Key Takeaways
  1. Relationships under pin the meaning and joy of life
  2. Moral speculation is puny compared to moral action
  3. No man is wiser than he who lives solely in the moment
What I got out of it
  1. Tear jerker. Paul does an amazing job of bringing us into his world that is toppled after finding out he has a severe form of cancer. Do what you love, love the people around you, be humble, don’t take anything for granted