“No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It is life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true. ”
Steve Jobs, on June 12, 2005, at his commencement speech at Stanford University.
Biologically parents are redundant once their offspring grew up. It its the love of their children that gives them a meaning in life… as love and being loved in general is what makes the difference in life.