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Are You Making The Most of Your Time? – Anthony Knopps (Transcript)

Here is the full transcript of storyteller Anthony Knopps’ talk titled “Are You Making The Most of Your Time?” at TEDxSNHU 2024 conference.

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Reflecting on Life

Have you ever considered what you would do if you had just a year to live? What about a month? What about a day? What about an hour? What if you only had the sand left in this hourglass? Who would you call? What would you say? Would you feel you’ve made the most of your time? Or would you have regrets that you may have wasted it?

As I reflect on my life, I, like many of you, have a few regrets. But I also have a number of picture-perfect memories, as I’m sure you do as well. They could be a walk on a moonlit beach with the love of your life who’s having a birthday today. They could be seeing a child surpass even your expectations. They could even be the memory of a goal that you met when no one, not even you, thought it was possible.

All of us have memories like these that give us warmth on those cold, cold winter nights. We like to think we will always have an opportunity to create these perfect memories, that we will always have a tomorrow. The bitter cold reality is we don’t. Our time here is not guaranteed. I know of that guarantee, or lack thereof, firsthand. You see, I shouldn’t be here.

A Life-Changing Accident

In July of 2019, my son and I were traveling home after a nondescript day of running errands. We were less than five minutes from our house when a distracted driver, fumbling for her phone, checking the radio, whatever, hit our car. It was one of those crashes where you say no one could have walked away from that, yet we did.

Well, sort of. We were both checked out at the hospital and eventually given the green light to return home. Six weeks later, my world came to an abrupt end.

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