Contemplating The Meaning Of Life Lately? These Young Students Have Answers
Let's face it, death is inevitable (for now) and that means we spend a lot of time thinking about it. What will it feel like to be dead? Where do we go when we die, if anywhere at all? Will anyone remember me when I'm gone?
Some people go their whole life trying to figure out the answers to these questions, and it completely ruins their chance to live life. The best way to get over this feeling? Come to grips with your mortality.
Yeah, at age 7 no less, this kid has already grasped the concept that he won't be around forever. There's no need to pretend we're immortal, and this kid is fine with that. He even knows that his grave will most likely have two flowers with roots that extend down to his coffin. Pretty specific, but he's 7, so the whole thing doesn't have to be 100% realistic.
However, this little one is not alone in realizing death is a very real thing. Another young student was asked what he'd be doing when he was 100 years old, he suspected he might be around, but certainly not joined by others.
A bit hopeful thinking they'd make it to 100, though the assignment told them they would, but at least they realized if that was the case, their parents would be nowhere to be found. Well, they'd be found underground like how our aforementioned student saw himself, but that's not the point.
Point is, these kids truly are living a millennial mantra and they might not have even realized it: YOLO, i.e. we all die at some point–including our parents.
Yes, this 7-year-old kid does "get it" indeed. Life is not something that goes on forever, so it's best to accept that reality at a young age and get to living life. If not, you'll be stuck trying to avoid the inevitable rather than enjoying the present.
Is this too real for you? Well, get over yourself, and embrace the mindset of these thinking-beyond-their-years children instead.