There’s an article in the NY Times about Senator John McCain. The article makes the argument McCain’s changed since his diagnosis of what’s incurable brain cancer.
- the 81-year-old senator has found a new voice.
- “Do I hear in his voice a little bit more expression of grander ideals? I do,” said Senator Bob Corker, Republican of Tennessee.
- in a dramatic return to Congress after surgery to remove a blood clot above his left eye, he delivered a harsh critique of the Senate as he called for Democrats and Republicans to work together.
You get the idea.
It’s possible McCain’s cancer was a sobering moment that changed his attitude. It’s just not something I can vaguely relate to.
When I found out I had cancer and thought I was going to die I was surprised little changed. All I wanted to do was live the life I was already living. I was happy with my life and (most of) the decisions I’d made.
I am saddened by his terrible illness, but if McCain really does have to make radical shifts, I’m also disappointed.
None of us are going to be here forever. Be a good person today.