I have had experiences in life that have seriously impacted my perspective on time and making the most of it. I dealt with a few deaths of friends and they did not affect me lightly. When I was 14, a friend of mine from my neighborhood died of a bad heart. I was devastated and thrown into a depression for a long time. I remember one night I came home and just started bawling in my mom’s arms. I also had two friends from college that died in their 20’s of disease. I really have made an effort in my life on a micro basis not to squander time. To be productive and to make the most of all the opportunities because of my awareness of the brevity of life. The quickness of which you can leave this world is something that has not been lost on me.