Kathleen Taylor, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor gave a speech at TEDx TampaBay (about 10 minutes long) and she stated that people at the end of their lives are incapable of bullshit. People when they are faced with mortality become these distilled crystallized pure version of who they really are.
Facing with mortality, people become more open, and honest to themselves. The things that people usually do in their daily lives such as being right, being important, and being selfish suddenly vanished. That’s what made these people become more human than any of us. They are open to changes, even if they were certain for their entire lives that they were right. They apologize, They forgive, express love whenever possible.
From Bucketlistly Blog
Thanks to Julius for the link. The talk is well worth taking the time to watch. You especially DO NOT need to be at the end of your life to watch it. Keep warm, it’s getting chilly out there tonight.