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Corzine: Well, first of all, I wear my seat belt. It has changed my personal habits in a way that I think are important. I think it has, more fundamentally, given me a perspective on life that each moment that we’re given is an important one and you ought to use those moments as ably as you can, whether it’s with your family or your friends or in your working life, in all aspects. Try to seize the moment because those can come to an end at any point in time. Life is a real luxury that one shouldn’t take for granted. So philosophically, spiritually, I think I’ve grown by the experience. And I guess the last thing I know is that I always knew that you had to do things or things were not always of your own creation. I’m alive because a lot of good people helped me get a chance to be alive in a certain… in the circumstances that had evolved. And if they hadn’t been there, I could’ve been the smartest guy, I could’ve been the richest guy, I could’ve been anything and still wouldn’t be alive. It’s because a lot of other people make things happen that I think all of us have a chance to be happy, be successful, be who we are.

 

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