Exaggerated Expectations

Besides man, only elephants and cetacea mourn their dead for long periods of time. Every day about 275,000 people die. Only a tiny fraction of them attract attention outside their immediate families. It works pretty much the way a herd of wildebeest that take no notice when one of them is taken by a pride of lions. Yet many people imagine they are supposed to be known and honored throughout humanity and if they are not they have done something seriously wrong.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)