Ric Elias: “3 things I learned while my plane crashed.”

Via elephant journal
on May 1, 2011
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What would you change?

In Buddhism, we call this life you and I are living right now a “precious human birth.” Life is precious, short, and to be lived for the benefit of others.

But we forget, day-to-day, that it won’t go on forever like this. We resent signs of aging. We avoid be real, raw, and living life fully…we’ve got time later on to get it right. Right?

But death can come without warning. Life is a bubble. Carpe Diem!

http://www.ted.com Ric Elias had a front-row seat on Flight 1549, the plane that crash-landed in the Hudson River in New York in January 2009. What went through his mind as the doomed plane went down? At TED, he tells his story publicly for the first time.

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2 Responses to “Ric Elias: “3 things I learned while my plane crashed.””

  1. "I don't need to be right. I choose to be happy" – This is so great and so key.
    Thanks for sharing this! I alway slike something like this that puts life into perspective. It's a good reminder.. one we often forget we need some days.

  2. Carrie says:

    He is the CEO of my old company, I was working there when the plane crashed. It's such an amazing story, and his perspective is truly inspiring.