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Socrates said that a philosopher is someone who spends his life preparing for death. 11 years ago I found myself in the ER, about to undergo an operation that I likely wouldn’t survive. The operation was to commence in 5 minutes.

Tell me, if I gave you just 5 minutes to live, would that be enough time? Would all of your affairs be in order? Would you be ready to go? If not, read on…

At first, it was just really hard to breathe

So 11 years ago, I was 30 years old, living in NYC. Screenwriting (or trying to), engaged to a beautiful Russian woman (my best friend…

Writer / Producer. New book THE MANUFACTURING OF CELEBRITY IN THE DIGITAL ERA: 20th Anniversary Edition now on Amazon: celebrity.erikvidal.com

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