John gets a mentor to guide him throughout his life. — OR — He gets mentored on a daily basis.
I believe this is just as acceptable as the simple past:
John got a mentor to guide him throughout his life. — OR — He got mentored on a daily basis."
Doesn't the use of got in the simple past tense suggest that John has already been mentored and that therefore his life has already ended?
I believe that gets can also be correct, since it shows that the mentoring he receives is a continuous process, and not one that has already ended, which suggests that he is not dead yet.
Please correct me if I'm wrong.