“[It is] better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that [is] the end of all men; and the living will lay [it] on his heart.”
The word “perspective” means the way you see things. It is important that we have the right perspective about life; otherwise we will not be prepared to deal properly with its varying seasons, which involves laughter and also mourning. This means it is a cocktail of good and bad times.
I have seen pampered kids grow up with the notion that life is going to pamper them. Some of them become misfits forever.
As a pastor, I see both sides of the coin. I can return from a wedding to visit someone dying in the hospital. I see the joy of being married and the importance of being prepared to meet your Saviour.
Your job circles or status can shield you from such sights.
I encourage you to visit the sick and the dying after playing golf. It will remind you of your own humanity and make you humble and fearful before God. It will help you to value your family and relationships!