It’s an unfortunate truth that every week and day, people pass away, leaving those close to them to mourn. Often alone in a period they feel somewhat isolated from the world. I attended the funeral of a childhood friend a few years back where I was only one of the four people who were not considered family. His family’s unmet expectation that more friends would attend is something I wont forget. Still to this day, I witness surprised expressions as the fact surfaces in conversation and claims of having no idea are made.

This is when I learned, we go and the world goes on.

The past week has seen another two unfortunate deaths. I definitely don’t want to compare amongst the three passings. Everyone is someone’s son, friend, partner, co-worker, uncle, inspiration, and hero in their own right. But I would like to chance to say this.

Whenever someone does pass away, regardless if you knew them, or knew of them, know that you have more in common with that person than you realise. Even if that common ground is that we all have the potential to fall victim to chance at our brightest points, or be rescued by our own inner hero during our darkest ones.

I think it is in fitting tribute to those who do lose their lives, that we acknowledge the humanity in them, and ourselves. Behind the screen, they too were people with dreams and doubts who experienced both successes and failures in accomplishing what they did.

Apart from offering condolences to everyone effected by the three passings, I also hope another message is received. The world goes on, and the death of myself, yourself or anyone else won’t ever bring it to a compete halt. This should inspire us to not only be conscious about how we impact everyone we encounter, but to also reach for and never underestimate the heights of our own potential. For those who impact and inspire us, are in truth, just like us.

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    1. Thanks for your comment Lisa. Interesting perspectives on dating on your blog too.

      Regarding the week,
      Rough indeed. For those who make it, one to keep in mind this this..

      Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us be thankful.
      -The Buddha

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