Every single day, us humans – or at least those of us who live in relative privilege – worry about things that really aren’t worth stressing about. Whether we fret over one bad grade at college or an argument we had with a friendon a night out, we neglect to realize that in the grand scheme of things, none of this really matters.

It’s only when something genuinely tragic happens that we can really put things into perspective. Because when it comes down to it, the most unsettling thing about being alive is having to contend with the fact that we will one day be dead.

Watch this inspirational Ted talk about how to deal with a tragic and sudden loss:

Tragic accidents are just that: accidents – they can happen within the blink of an eye, at any time and any place. Death has no mercy on its victims.