Recently, it’s been drinking less alcohol and way more water. I’m not interested in absolutely quitting alcohol, but I’m trying to limit the number of days I consume it per week. On the other side of this, I never drank much water until the last couple of years, and even then it was sporadic. I’m now drinking 50 glasses per week, up from 40 last month, and I will continue to increase that. One thing that recently increased my concern with drinking water was word that one of the physical issues Senator Fetterman was suffering from was dehydration, which got him hospitalized. I’m only a few years younger than him and would prefer to avoid that.
Longer term, the biggest change I made was empathizing with people not like me. Born a middle class, straight, white man, I needed to realize many people experience very different things in life, and those experiences are every bit as valuable to society as a whole. The more people matter, the better off we all are.