It’s better to giveBMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b4546 (Published 04 November 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4546
- Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
As a child, a day meanders; as a teenager, the weeks roll; in your 20s the months tumble; and after you have children the years whizz by—I recall not a day of my 30s. We greedily squander time, taking it for granted. Until the “it’ll never happen to me” inevitably does. Then time is the only valued possession: anything for a few moments more with our loved ones. I once carried an organ donor …
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