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The Peter Attia Drive

#288 ‒ The impact of gratitude, serving others, embracing mortality, and living intentionally | Walter Green

Feb 5, 2024
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Walter Green, philanthropist and author, discusses embracing mortality, focusing on others, and the impactful 'Say It Now' movement. Topics include Walter's challenging childhood, the importance of expressing sentiments to loved ones, thinking in reverse, and creating memorable experiences. They also touch on mental health, celebrating friendships, and the power of gratitude.
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Quick takeaways

  • Express gratitude and appreciation to others while they are still alive to hear it.
  • Cultivate deep, authentic relationships and focus on the quality of connections.

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Recognizing the Power of Gratitude

The speaker shares their personal journey of realizing the importance of expressing gratitude to others while they are still alive. They reflect on experiences such as attending Tim Russert's funeral, where people spoke highly of him but he never got to hear it. This led the speaker to question why people don't show appreciation until it's too late. They had their own transformative experience at their 50th birthday, where they celebrated their friends and expressed their gratitude for them in a public and meaningful way. The speaker then embarked on a year-long journey at the age of 70, visiting 44 individuals and sharing personal experiences with them, along with expressing their immense impact on the speaker's life. This experience further solidified the importance of showing appreciation and gratitude to others in life.

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