This life either means nothing or it means something far more important than we realize. Something that carries itself into a realm of consciousness we haven’t fully experienced. The dead may be experiencing it right now, but it remains mostly a mystery to the living.
But we see that anger, greed and envy are poisonous. We see that what affects others also affects us and vice versa. We see that forgiveness heals. We see that learning to appreciate what we have creates contentment. We see that inner peace prevents conflict and produces love.