Why Do People Die? Essay

780 Words Nov 21st, 2016 4 Pages
There came a time in my life when I experienced an event that made me realize what death really meant. When I found myself asking, why do people have to die? What does it mean to live? What happens when you die? When the man who was always there for me and taught me almost everything I know died, I realized what death was and what it meant to live. My family was told by the doctors that he only had a few hours to live because the surgery failed. I was in shock by the news. Why? This surgery was supposed to help him. He had been sick for weeks and they told us surgery was the only option. Now, I was being told that I could see him one last time before he passed away. I was so confused, I just kept asking myself why him? I made my way to the room and mentally prepared myself for what I was about to see. As I grasped the shiny doorknob, I slowly turned it and pressed the door open. I was immediately hit with a cold breeze that sent chills down my spine. I instantly laid my eyes upon him and froze. My whole body was shaking in fear as I walked towards him. He couldn’t talk, but he grabbed my hand and smiled. I was in shock, How can he be smiling when he is in such a state? I finally got to see him and I waited in his room for him.
As I was sitting in the hospital room, I started to remember my grandfather telling me about his adventurous life and how he lived every day like it is his last. He always tried to live his life without any regrets. He said he wanted to be able to die…

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