With the recent onset of “popular” death (no pun intended), I have begun to think about the influence a death has. So often, we are asked “Are You Afraid of death?” Maybe not exactly in that context, but some reference is made towards death and dying. It is safe to say that as soon as we are conceived we are on our road to death, but even before we take our final resting place, we have an effect on the world in some way, shape, or form. Even the mother that decides to dispose of her child in the dumpster behind a dark alley is affected by that life, both psychologically and physically. “Every action has a reaction” I personally feel conception is enough to make a lasting effect (another debate altogether about existence, abortion, and other related topics.)
I sat on a plane, my destination I cannot exactly remember, feeling extremely sad and unsettled at the thought of me dying from a plane crash, or some other accident. What if I were no longer able to see my mother, my sister, my family, my friends, and everyone else who is important in my life? At this moment in my life, I felt a feeling that I had never felt before. I did not care about my own life. All I could think about was how my mom, sister, and friends would mourn over my death. I think these are some of the same sentiments my dad was thinking right before his death. Sometimes, I still cannot believe he went at that time of day, like that, with no one their, it saddens me and makes me feel out of my skin every single time I tink about it. (But I digress). I am so used to being present for my friends in times of need, but if I were gone, then I wouldn’t be able to console them, hug them, pray for and with them. I am used to displaying AGAPE. A love that is giving, pure, selfless, motivated, and sincere. On the plane, I had this utter feeling of AGAPE, and if I was dead I wouldn’t be able to share it. I am alive and I can love, we can all love to change the world. Somewhere in history, humanity created a web of deceit and sin that causes us to fuss, fight, and hate, but peace must be restored and it is up to us to do so. We can have an effect on the world. Rather negatively or positively we influence others in some way. It is up to us to live, and as we live, we must make the world a better place before we die.