What Really Matters: A Life Well Lived

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- In his weekly on-air commentary, ABC7 New anchor Dan Ashley speaks on what Aretha Franklin, Peter Jennings, and John McCain have in common:

I was on vacation last week when I heard that Aretha Franklin had died. When the news broke Friday that Senator John McCain was stopping treatment for a brain tumor, it was clear that he is near the end.

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It is natural, as one gets older, to spend more time thinking about health and reflecting on where you have been and where you are going.

I always find it inspirational to watch how all people, including public figures, handle success and, most importantly, adversity.

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