I used to be a ranked tennis player and unfortunately, I developed knee problems, which eventually forced me to stop playing. That’s a loss, a loss of a certain piece of mobility, a loss of a sport, a loss of a part of myself. And right now, we are all experiencing loss on a daily basis. We just don’t tend to think about it like that.
A lot of loss is out of our control.
Loss is inevitable. It is going to hit us at some stage. And often, when loss happens, it’s out of our control: somebody dies; a dog had to be put down, divorce happens. In all of those examples there’s somebody who had no choice in the matter.