Recent deaths of high profile people such as singer/songwriter David Bowie and Celine Dion's husband René Angelil have caused many people to rethink what's important to them concerning their life's goals.
The story of our home-grown modern Shakespearian tragedy figure, Oscar Pistorius, has once more provided more lessons which we would all do well to learn. Having now been found guilty of murder, he faces having to pay a lot more for his crime.
We're all quick to criticise dishonest people who take something that doesn't belong to them, but don't realise that we might be robbing someone of something they've worked very hard for. That someone is ourselves.