April 30, 2021

‘What Would Grief Teach Us If It Could Talk?’

Jordan Strachan

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The world today is mostly (and progressively) worshipping materials and we find ourselves eager for more. My question is this; what do we value underneath social appearance, the worldly view of ourselves, and even within the midst of death? I am strong believer in counting blessings, occupying our minds with gratitude instead of want, and putting humans before financial gain. Though, it hasn’t always been this way, and I explored this through my work. When a loved one passes away, there is this emptiness. Loud places are silent. There’s even this numbness (that’s my experience anyway) and grief had me thinking; What is all of this for? Why do we spend our time chasing tangible items when they mean absolutely nothing when you die (or when someone else dies)? Why do we try so hard, and give in to social pressure and chase pay-cheques, when what lies ahead is death- and in which moment the only thing worth fighting for is those around you? I suggest the human race cares too much on the unimportant and that we lose sight of love when we live like so. We should try to change this so people don’t die alone with regrets.