There is a saying that a man lives once but dies twice...
Before life, we are just an empty concept of a reality that is yet to be.
Throughout our lives, we thirst for many things. Sometimes it's called dreams. Sometimes it's called greed.
In order to leave a proof that we existed... Such is the nature of man.
After death, we are just names of the life that once breathed. Only a selected few have succeeded in immortalizing their names.
But when our names are forgotten, only then do we cease to exist.
Only then do we truly die.