The Perspective of Death and How it Compares to Everything
Death is an ultimate destination for all entities that coexist on this small sphere called Earth or even this Universe.
We do several things to survive such as: breathing, drinking, eating, reproduction, and the most important of all, in this particular aspect, is our social interactions leading to social constructs.
There are three focuses: the dreamer, "lives in the moments", and a happy cherishing person.
1) If one perceives life as long and prosperous, s/he may desire to stretch out activities way beyond where it may be logically and psychologically possible or "the dreamer".
2)If one perceives death as a destination, then they might be a negative person and always have half empty cups, but lives in the moments.
3)If one can be able to perceive life as long and death as a destination, then that may equate the person to be living in the moment and cherishing all around them or otherwise known as the happy, positive, and "cup half full type" of person.
One may believe you are born with these mentalities, but others may believe it is a choice. I believe it to be a choice. It is how one perceives things that may influence s/he to be a certain type of person.
Once an individual compares everything to death, I believe, that realization will bring them to the conclusion that everything fails in comparison to death. If a person is able to comprehend the importance of this idea, then I believe that s/he will live a more healthy and productive life, when s/he chooses to put more effort into being a "cup half full" person.
As some religious institutions teach, happiness comes from within. Bring out the positivity and trample the negative ones.
Thanks for reading my preliminary thoughts and I'd love to read yours. =)