It is called compassion.
you don't have to love someone to have compassion..i don't know you or love you..if i see you die, i'd still try to save you...
As in suicide? Because it "proves to them" (or so they might believe) that They somehow failed that person. They were "supposed to" be taking care of that person, to know what bothers that person and to help, support and somehow it slipped away from Them and They "allowed a close one to die, suffering". Because They thought that person trusted them and felt supported, yet They didn't come for help, just gave up. Because They thought They knew that person, knew pretty much everything that is important... yet They DIDN'T. Makes one question, how could You believe You know so much about someone, yet know so little. And how can You know if it won't happen next time You get close to someone? How can You trust anyone at all, if You couldn't realise something like that which "should be" obvious. And if You did know, how can You be so helpless, that You couldn't do anything... or maybe "You should have done more and it's partially Your fault that it happened... You are part responsible". (heavy guilt)
Because when someone decides to leave, it's due to suffering. People don't kill themselves when They are happy. Empathy works here, especially with a close one. You can only just imagine how much someone suffers if He needs to go this far to "feel relief". (which He/She doesn't feel, cause "relief" is a feeling and dead people don't feel anything)
Because They were emotionally codependent on that person to a certain degree in some way. And losing them will cut them off from their needs. It will take away something important from their life. Because it was simply a shock, completely unexpected, trauma.
Sometimes also because there is a cultural guilt to satisfying those needs that this person satisfied with someone else. It can be thought of inside as afterdeath infidelity.
Because They are afraid of death... and as much as You can keep protecting Yourself from this fear by denial - even if it's all over TV and media You can still dissociate, cause it's "not real" in there - You can't keep on denying it when someone close dies. The death of someone else is a vivid remainder of Your own mortality.
The one about wanting someone to care that You died, so You care about others dying can be it too.
Maybe because some people believe the person still suffers after death. The type of unconscious beliefs as in "if He suffered when dying, means He'll suffer for all eternity".
The mind makes strange stuff.
If You mean natural death, then leave the ones that fit from above. Helplessness, trauma (if sudden), emotional codependence, fear of death. At times maybe guilt that You could have put more effort to make this person's live longer. (As in e.g. spend more time looking for better health specialists for that illness or could have forced that person who died in an accident while being drunk to stop drinking)
Shared history, memories, selfish desire to have the person around, fear of their own death and dieing, loss of things that person is providing...money, love, kindness, caring, whatever.
As a matter of fact, nobody cares.. everything is just an act for the situation
a truly caring person is either left alone or is called mental
If you have all the money, you bet they care. But mostly I think people care about other people to make themselves feel like sophisticated compassionate beings without really understanding what that means. In 200 years we will ALL be dead. We don't go around fretting about that endlessly now do we?
because were supposed to????
because death scares us????
because there but for the grace of god go i????
because i have a god complex and want to save u from u
Because they are afraid to expose their feelings.
Well, Copper, since you don't know the answer, I am going to surmise that you have never lost a loved one. My wish for you is that you never find out the reason why.
Updated to add: Its enough to say the loss felt by others is the worst pain possible, so take good care of yourself for that reason alone.
The survival of our species pivoted on our innate sense of altruism. Most people have this. NOT EVERYONE.
If you broke your leg, I would feed and shelter you. Were there a common threat, we would defend one another. Bonds are built this way, and as a society we generally expect this from one another. However, psychopaths do abound. Never doubt that.
Usually it's for their own greedy reasons why you should live or die.
Take the Health Industry for instance. They want you around for a long time. Doesn't matter if your in pain and dying, they still like to keep you going for as long as you can stand the pain. Oh, you can't stand the pain? Don't worry, there's medication for that. Don't die too soon because as long as they can pump you will chemo, radiation, pills or liquid morphine, all is good.
by virtue of my existence, one way or another, I entertain them.
depends on who the people are, obviously friends and family fall under the love and care about the person for who they are catagory, now you take our esteemed politicians in the white house now they care because you are a contributor to their over inflated salaries, the insurance companies say we love you buckle up, but aught to be saying we love your money buckle up. if you die they have to pay out on your policy and thats losing money for them. some people believe it takes every one of us to make the world what it is, that by dying the world loses any contributions to society that person could of potentionaly given.
I do believe it is a longing that is so deep in side them, that they want your life to be tranceformed to the point that you see the side of life that has many rewards.Your spirit to them is beautiful because they see you as a finished product of joy,peace and contentment and they see all that you can be.It is like having all the tools in one place and all the supplies,unless we pick up thoes tools and start to build they will go untouched and yet there are thoes who have a vision of what could be the most pricless finished product that can be built.And so it is with the disire to see you live and be that piece of beauty the eyes and soul can see.
we're selfish beings Coppy. The thought of missing someone and being left here without them just sucketh.
Coppy wtf are you talking about?
Because if you die, they will lose the security they had invested in the utility with you.
Because cement blocks around your ankles will make you sink
hehehehehe! Thank you coil!
Most people don't care. So if you have people that do care, you need to respect them, treat them well and don't question it.
Accept it and value it.
You're darn lucky.