“A sad saint is a sorry saint”.
Francis de Sales
The inevitable sadness.
If we live a long life, inevitable we will experience the loss of a loved one, like our parents, which will provoke a logic sadness. Sadness is inevitable at some moments in life.
Sadness is usually triggered by the irrevocable loss of something that is valued as important: a loved one, health, property, etc. We perceive as losses also divorce, a serious illness, failure, unemployment, ageing, etc. But he greatest sadness is the death of someone very dear, probably the death of a child is what produces the greatest sorrow.
Extract from the book Universe of emotions.