Robin Williams and Joan Rivers die and the world goes on with barely a hiccup. Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson too. At the times of their deaths we hear eulogies about how they will always be remembered. Rubbish! We may smile nostalgically if we happen to be watching an old interview or past performance on television. We may even spend a moment or two explaining to our bored children who these characters on the screen once were.
But that’s the sum total of our ‘remembrance’ and eventually even that will disappear.
We are all living on borrowed time so why can’t we learn to live in the moment? In the NOW?
Why are we all burdened with such gigantic egos?
Death is a sure leveller.