Kohelet Four: Death

“And I praise the dead who have already died, more than the living who are still alive (Ecclesiastes 4:2).” It’s definitely easier to honor the dead than it is the living a lot of the time, because simply by virtue of no longer being with us, we’re able to look back on them as the best versions of themselves, rather than having to confront their flaws or inadequacies like we do with the people we actively engage with every day. When someone dies, they become frozen in time. We can only imagine how they would react to our changing circumstances, so in some ways they become whatever we want to be – our inner champions, challengers, supporters, and in different times the voices in our minds, talking to us throughout our lives.

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