A long dark road is ahead. Some people will have flashlights or candles to assist them. They become highly dependant on these tools. The moment these tools refuse to cooperate or just somehow disappear, they are stuck on the long dark road writhing in pain and sorrow, too used to the accompaniment of the light and have become effectively blind without the aid of light. So many will just sit and die there, refusing to continue their journey and being able to live a non vicarious life. So few gather the strength to continue walking the dark path and learn again to walk unaided.
I am beginning to travel on this long dark road. To light, or not light the candle, that is the question.