When you go through something like Chris Bosh did last season, it changes you.

Just maybe not in the way you’d expect from a guy that was staring at the possibility of never playing professional basketball again.

“I know a lot of people are always like “What do you have to say?” I’m like, hey man, good days are good,” says Bosh. “They’re like “That’s it?” And I’m like, yeah, what did you expect?”

Bosh insists he’s a “simple guy” so if you thought the Heat forward had a Rust Cohle-like revelation about how the world really works after one hell of a health scare, you’re barking up the wrong tree.

But those days he spent last February propped up in a Miami hospital—fretting over some test results that held the key to his future, legitimately wondering if his career was over—profoundly changed him.

Sweat the small stuff all you want. Bosh is cool.

“Things aren’t as bad as you think they are,” he says. “Each day that you’re healthy, each day that you have a chance to do things that you really love, especially if you’re living out your dream, that’s a good day.”

Bosh had too many bad days last season.