Blog Archive: July 2013

“How would you define a ‘successful’ life? Have you achieved it? Does ‘success’ even matter?”

This was a question posed on the question-and-answer website Quora. And I think it's a great question. If we accept that each day might be our last, how does that change the way we view our lives?

Here are some of my favorite answers, which illustrate the range of responses to the question:

If you've even been on the receiving end of a terminal diagnosis or watched someone struggle with a serious illness, then you know about the identity crisis that strikes when someone becomes sick. Like patients, caregivers too must cope with forces that put pressure on their identities.