Posting this so that I can file it later.... My ethics professor says, "Shouldn't our churches and communities be such that when someone loses their memory, that memory is captured by the community?"
My thought: That really would require us to get past pleasantries and get to know each other: hear each other's stories and learn what matters to each other. I once had a dream in which an elderly friend (who really was very ill at the time) asked me to "finish what I started." How can we finish what someone else started if we have no idea what that person has begun? We live our lives immersed in our own individual pursuits, and then those things fade when we die... Shouldn't life be better than this?