It’s saddening that one of the reasons we don’t spend more time with our beloved is because we are in denial; we refuse to accept the fact that we will one day lose them. We hate that thought so much that it doesn’t even cross our minds.
So when we are under the illusion that we’re timeless, and unlimited in our stores of opportunities, we begin to focus on other aspects of life due to our human nature: personal gain in life, wealth, partners, etc.
We cannot be blamed for it though. It’s natural. It’s all we’ve ever known. But it’s a good start to realize and snap out of that innate state. What separates us from animals is how we can break that human nature for true benefit, rather than perceived benefit.