How to cope with all the dying people

It is that season in my life when literally there is someone dying constantly. My mentor Dr. Benjamin Alexander once told me he stopped going to funerals; I did not understand and asked him why. “ All my friends have died, going to the funerals does not make me feel better.” I judged him then and thought him selfish. Now as I am older and metaphorically “in his shoes”, I know his pain. It first starts with the inner circle of family, then widens to friends of the family and then just friends. One by one we see the circle complete and one by one the grieving and mourning takes its toll on…

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JoAnn Rolle, Ph.d.

JoAnn Rolle, Ph.D., Dean of Business at Medgar Evers College, City University of New York (CUNY) is an economist and international keynote speaker.