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As Henry comes to terms with Bruce's illness, he learn that time is fleeting, and that there is no going back. He realizes how important it is to appreciate the people around him, because he never knows when circumstances will change, and time will be up. Thinking about the way he treats Bruce, Henry muses, "There is no time to say, 'Well, I been a heel all week but I will be better to him beginning Monday because Monday might never come" (p. 152). It occurs to Henry that he had better say and do nice things to the people around him that he loves, because he may never get another chance. Although he begins the book with a joking attitude, he decides at the end not to tease his friends anymore or start arguments with strangers, because life is too short to fill it up with...

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