RentMen: Tell us about the best experience you have had in life.
The most important experience I have had in my life actually influences what I do now in surprising ways: The best experience I had in my life was helping take care of my ailing mother in her final years. It was often poingant, like when she couldn't bathe herself and I had to stand in the shower to hold her up and wash her--me fully clothed, her not. At times it was emotionally difficult and heartbreaking, but it was the most rewarding experience of my life, to return the unconditional love she had always shown me, back to her in her time of need. I invoke a lot of the traits I learned taking care of her in my daily life: kindness, respect, recognizing when someone is vulnerable and setting them at ease. At some point in life, we all need someone to lean on, in various ways. It is an honor and privilege that so many men share that with me.
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