Being Mortal

Being Mortal

Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End

Atul Gawande

The birds were drawing him out. For Thomas, it was the perfect demonstration of his theory about what living things provide. In place of boredom, they offer spontaneity. In place of loneliness, they offer companionship. In place of helplessness, they offer a chance to take care of another being.

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