“Death is the only really serious preoccupation in life. Isn’t it worth while, therefore, to study the different ways in which the soul can take leave of the body, and how, according to their character, their temperament and even the customs of their country, different individuals undergo this passage from being to nothingness?”
– The Count of Monte Cristo
Through all these tragic events that has occurred recently, many have lost their lives. What caused, what seemed to be, a pile up of innocent lives lost? Was I the one who was ignorant to the fact that people did, indeed, die? Often, we question ourselves as to why these tragic moments happen to such innocent people. Death is a mystery, yet it’s the only thing we’re sure of. How is that so?
“The universe is wider than our views of it” – Thoreau
Merriam- Webster dictionary describes suf·fer·ing as:
- to feel or endure pain
- to experience something unpleasant
- to bear loss or damage
Suffering- what seems to be the main theme of our century. Often times, we forget that the universe is eternal; it will always be there, but we won’t. We fail to realize that our time on this Earth is short. Yes, things like death and suffering do happen to us, we get caught up in the death(s) of loved ones, heartbreak, poverty, etc. We outweigh those rather than accept the importance of living everyday like it’s your last. What we fail to realize is there’s much more positivity through those than you may believe. Death, heartbreak, etc. are all lessons in life. Learn from them, live through them! Time will pass, things will improve.
“Have the courage to live. Anyone can die.” – Robert Cody
A scene from one of my favorite movies, The Dead Poet’s Society.
There’s a significant importance in commemorating one who has passed away. Through all these tragic events that has struck us as a nation, we should always keep in mind the significance of those who have died and the lives they lived. Never forget that their lives were, and still are, just as important as ours. Rest in peace for those who have died.
“When he shall die,
Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garish sun.”
― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
Per angusta ad augusta- through difficulties to greatness. Yes, one day, there’s going to be an end to our lives. No matter how tragic it may sound, just realize the beauty of living; live through each day as if it were your last. There may come hurdles in your life, but have the courage to jump! Life lives on, as we do, so make the best out of it. Death, suffering, etc. are just hurdles in life. Have the power and strength to overcome the and learn from them. Although it may seem like you’re having the worst day ever, just realize that with time, things heal and improve. Stay strong and just remember, you’re on top of the world.
– Awkward Cat.