Oliver Sacks on Focus in the Last Months of Life

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. I rejoice when I meet gifted young people — even the one who biopsied and diagnosed my metastases. I feel the future is in good hands.


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 My Own Life
Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Sacks, Oliver (FEB. 19, 2015), My Own Life, NYT, Retrieved on 2015-02-19
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