Leo Genazzano Posted over 1 year ago Stephen Cave: The 4 stories we tell ourselves about death I see your point here, and why you obviously said such a thing. However, in the end our lives matter more than lives before or after we take our first or last breath. WWII is an interesting 'story', and one you can and must learn a lot from. But while it seems the speaker tells us to almost ignore other "stories", what he really means is to control what we have in our hands and worry less about the past or future we cannot. If you live responsibly and well, it practically ensures those near you will learn from you and do the same.