I got these questions from Danielle’s blog Underland to Wonderland, where I came across a post in which she talked about the website Thought Questions and their 365 thought-provoking questions to ask yourself. My friends Katrin, Celeste and Jasmine have also been answering these questions, so be sure to go check out their blogs too!
Day 59: Why do we think of others the most when they’re gone? I think humans are naturally ungrateful for the things they have, including relationships, and they only miss them once they’re gone. It’s a terrible habit and one we should all work to break.
It’s so sad!
It is definitely a terrible habit. We all should make an effort to not be like that.
It’s awful! And what’s sad is that some of these people then say, oh, I’m really going to be better from now on about letting people know how much I care about them, I don’t want to repeat this experience when someone else dies. But they don’t change, they still take everyone for granted!
definitely something to consider. i know i’m most appreciative of the elders in my life. i need to be that way with everyone.
It’s really a hard habit to develop. I think we get so busy with life that we just don’t think about it.
I think we do so because losing someone inflicts more intense emotions than having someone. At least that has been the case from my personal experience. Not necessarily because we are ungrateful but in most cases, it doesn’t naturally occurs to us to think about how we would feel if we lost someone. You don’t know how you truly feel about someone until you come close to losing them or until you actually lose them.
Very true! There’s just a hole there that you can’t fill. It’s awful. :(
Its terrible, and moreover so many people are ungrateful for good health, food, education, a roof over their head, friends and family….so many things..but all they can think about is the Manolo’s they can’t afford.
So very true! People have such screwed up priorities.
I had a couple of life changing things happen and am no longer guilty of this. I count my blessings (and this includes my hubby and fam) everyday.
That’s good! Counting your blessings makes life so much better.