Why Are We More Drawn To Endings Rather Than Beginnings?

My wife's niece gave birth to her second child yesterday, and I thought about how being born normal is such a crap shoot. The meridian of things that can go wrong in birth and in the fetal development is so high, that when a baby is born without any issues, it is truly a miracle.

But just how many of us celebrate that? Why is it when a baby is born, people just say “congratulations ” and pretty much that's it? Why don't people call the new parents in droves to congratulate them.

Yes, there may be a party for the friends and family members at the christening or the bris or what ever else is done to commemorate a birth. But people don't just go to visit the parents and child to offer thoughts of joy on a birth, do they? That would be weird, right? If so, then why do we only do that when someone dies?

 

 

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