What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. Looking back in old age at a life that’s passed, at loves that have passed by, puts a nostalgic shimmer on the suffering once experienced. Forced to witness the death of an animal, a person still in his youth suddenly senses his own end approaching. Profound experiences force people to grow up, and even death is part of life. One person has looked death in the eye and fears it may be lurking around every corner. Another’s imminent death has been predicted — and he enjoys every day like never before.