Sooner or later you and I will die- this is not news. The worst truth is that my death will not make any difference to the world.
If you die today, everybody will forget you tomorrow:
Some of my friends and family members have died in recent years. Friends wrote notes of condolences on their Facebook walls. It looked like, many friends missed them deeply. But those lasted only for some days. Memories faded away very fast.
As humans, one of our core characteristics is that we want to have lasting achievements. We want to have name and fame. If we can not have a significant achievement, we at least build a house or something . We expect that our accomplishments will prevail after death. But it does not happen the way we want to.
It is the harsh reality that the world will remain the same. Birds will sing as they do today, butterflies will rest on flowers as they do, today. Everything will be the same. Only my footprints will not be on the earth.
Death is obvious; it does not scare me much. It makes me sad to imagine that nobody will feel my absence.
You can’t count on anyone:
The world is a beautiful but brutal place. We are excellent in showing compliments. We greet our friends and families; we hug them when we meet. They express their love and feelings for you. They congratulate you for your achievements.
Things look too good to be true. Reality is different. Courtesy does not mean intimacy.
You can not count on anyone when you are on the hook. You are on your own. You are alone among many.
Everybody will save their skins when the time comes; you have to save yours.
There is compassion, empathy, and kindness in the world. But peoples own interest comes first.
This is another brutal truth that people will not sacrifice their interests for you.
You are mostly alone in this world. You can only count on yourself. You as an individual don’t have much significance.