Originally Posted by GRUNTERSDAD
Why is it that when we see someone is a little down we tell them, "Just be glad you are alive" and then when someone dies we always say, "they are in a better place "
It's all empty nonsense. Mortality is something that we all struggle with in one way or another. It's uncomfortable and we don't want to really think about it. Instead, people regurgitate statements such as you mention, often more as a means to make themselves feel better than the affected party.