Tom is determined to excel with his presentation during the following work day ,therefore he is abandoning his wife for the night and staying home to work.
As the paper flies out the window ,Tom starts having a panic attack since that is the only sheet with the information he needs for his super important presentation tomorrow.
Tom initially goes out to retrieve the paper carefully, but without much concern. As Tom bends down to retrieve the paper, the true danger of his situation becomes clear as he views the street 11 stories below him. He is then paralyzed by his fear, and unable to move.
After a life threatening experience he gets back in the comfort of is home after being terrified on the ledge .
thankful to be back to the comfort of his own home, he has survived and learned that he won’t risk his life for a paper again.
He is now full of life like he was born again. You can tell because he makes the most of every second of his life. He is proactive because he has changed for the good from a near death experience.