Death can teach us so many things about life.
I was hiking recently. I climbed a few thousand feet into the mountains and started following a fire road. After a mile or so I encountered a small bench overlooking the pacific. Here I was in the middle of nowhere and yet encountering a beautiful, well-built bench.
The words “in loving memory of Jeff Norman” were etched into the seat.
As I sat there, I couldn’t help but realize that I was sitting on someone’s gesture of love towards a person that is now gone that I never even knew existed.
Death constantly takes people away from this world that you will never even know existed.
There are worlds equally as beautiful, complex, difficult, successful; all of the things that you experience in your world are experienced in other worlds all around you. And you will never even know about most of them before they are here, occurring, and gone.
The idea that there are so many people experiencing the same things you are who you will never encounter, they will live, love, laugh and die all before you even realize they exist, that is a sobering and freeing thought.
You must realize that everyone has to live their own life. You have to and get to live your own life.
This is just one thing that death can teach us about life.