These People Were Asked Two Simple Questions. The Difference Between Their Responses Was Uncanny.

Emotional rollercoaster.

The beginning of this social experiment is pretty typical. Two strangers sit separated from each other by a wall. Neither knows who is on the other side.


They are each posed two questions, one after the other. "If you could have one wish, what would it be?" and "What makes you happy?"

The people sitting on the righthand side answer as most of us would. They want to have a better job, to travel more, and to achieve success.

But when they hear their unseen partners' responses, they can't help but look surprised.

Produced by Spanish photographer Paola Calasanz, the video juxtaposes the desires of people are healthy, sitting on the righthand side, with those of cancer patients and their family members on the left. The differences between the two are striking.

According to Calasanz, who created the video in collaboration with the Association of Adolescents and Young Adults With Cancer, the goal was to outline how drastically an illness can change one's perspective on life. 

The takeaway is clear: Take time to appreciate the small things in life and always put health first.

Watch the full video below.

And always remember: "We do not appreciate life until we feel that we may lose it. Appreciate the little things."

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