We’ll worth the watch. It’s how a real sense of community and brotherhood/sisterhood begins — by really sharing what’s affected us (affecting us) deeply.
I often wonder when I’m interacting with some people, have they ever lost anyone? How many of their loved ones have died? How many people who they’ve deeply cared about have they seen die either suddenly, or waste away due to cancer?
It would make conversations different. Oh, this person has lost both of his/her parents and was touched deeply by their deaths. Or this person hasn’t really yet lost anyone that s/he cares about. Or this person lost her/his mom, but their mom lived 2000 miles away and they basically just flew back for the funeral.
Knowing this sort of personal information lets us know much better where a person is coming from, how much perspective a person has (or does not have).