Remember the old concept of "the Force" in Star Wars, and how serious it was when a disturbance interrupted "the Force" ??? There is a force or fabric or tapestry of lifeline to this mortal existence. I firmly believe that. Consider how different life might be had certain people lived instead of dying at the times they did. The concept was explored in an episode of "Star Trek" where Spock, Kirk and McCoy jumped through a stargate and landed in the USA in the 1930s. A female activist who became a love interest for Capt. Kirk would have altered history if he ran to save her before she was struck by a car. You really have to watch the episode for full impact. It's one of those rare TV shows that you don't really have to be a fan or follower of the program to enjoy and be touched by the message telegraphed through the script.
When an individual with potential or power dies an utimely death, I wonder how much gooder or badder the world might be had the death been postponed. I mean, all the pathways and permutations of how many lives would be changed: I wonder if a supercomputer would be able to figure it out! They say "everything happens for a reason." So maybe where we are is exactly where we're supposed to be?
Your mental workbook assignment: think of someone you know or someone in the public eye whose life was suddenly interrupted by murder, accident or illness. Over a 5 or 10 year period, what contributions do you believe that person could have made to society? Would they have had children? Changed others' ways of thinking? the possibilities are truly remarkably endless.