When I Die, Who Will Shed Genuine Tears

In the quiet moments of introspection, a question echoes in the depths of my mind: When I die, who will shed genuine tears? It’s a sombre thought, yet one that I, Vivek Narayanankutty Nair, find myself pondering more frequently as I navigate this world of convenience and self-interest.

From An Introvert

As an introvert, I’ve always found solace in solitude, preferring the company of my thoughts to the cacophony of social gatherings. But this inclination towards isolation has led me to an unsettling realization – in a world where connections are often as superficial as they are numerous, have I forged any bonds deep enough to elicit true sorrow at my passing?

I look around and see a society driven by instant gratification and personal gain. Social media has turned friendships into a numbers game, where likes and follows have replaced genuine connection. We’ve become experts at crafting digital personas, presenting carefully curated versions of ourselves to the world. But in this process, have we lost the ability to form authentic relationships?

What I Experienced?

My experiences in the corporate world have only reinforced this cynical view. Colleagues come and go, their faces blurring into a montage of perfunctory smiles and handshakes. We work side by side, day after day, yet rarely breach the surface of meaningful interaction. In this rat race, everyone seems too preoccupied with climbing the ladder to notice the humanity in those around them.

Even family, once the bedrock of emotional support, seems to have succumbed to the pressures of modern life. Conversations have been reduced to hurried WhatsApp Chats or calls and obligatory holiday gatherings. The depth of familial bonds I once took for granted now feels like a relic of a bygone era.

My Moments of Weakness

In moments of weakness, I find myself yearning for the kind of connection that transcends the superficial – a friendship that doesn’t require constant maintenance, a love that endures despite long silences. But then I wonder, have I done enough to cultivate such relationships? Or have I, too, fallen victim to the convenience of shallow interactions?

When I Die, Who will Shed Genuine Tears?

As I reflect on my life, I realize that the answer to my initial question lies not in the actions of others, but in my own. The genuine tears I seek at my passing are a reflection of the impact I’ve had on others’ lives. Have I been kind enough, supportive enough, present enough to warrant such profound grief?


In conclusion, this introspection serves as a wake-up call. It’s a reminder that while we cannot control how others perceive or remember us, we can control the way we interact with the world. Perhaps the key lies in breaking free from the shackles of convenience and self-interest, in making a conscious effort to form deeper connections, despite the discomfort it may bring to an introverted soul like mine.

As I move forward, I carry with me a new resolution – to live in a way that nurtures genuine relationships, to be more present, more vulnerable, more human. For in the end, it’s not about who will cry at my funeral, but about the lives I’ve touched and the hearts I’ve warmed during my time here. And maybe, just maybe, in pursuing this path, I’ll find the authentic connections I’ve been yearning for all along.


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