There are people, many of them, who die before their past. Many of us go through life reliving the hurts of years and decades past. Most of these hurts are from childhood and are things that cannot be changed. Yet, we cling to them as if they were things that determine who we are. This is simply not good for anyone. This link is to an article that deals with children who were bullied and grew up to externalize psychotic behavior. Most of the issues they have are from living in their past every day. If they could let the old person die, they can live a new life and be someone who outlasts the victim they were. Can you outlive your past?