When you think, or feel, medically feel you're about to pass, whether imagined, or misinterpreted or not, everyone around you starts seeming like ghosts.
If you walk into a store, and feel your heart may stop at any minute, that you may black out, everyone around you seems as a ghost.
Nothing long term matters anymore, you just start imagining how you'll look laying on the ground.
But you do start noticing potential in others, especially if you know them, their youth, their life, and you start projecting yourself through them, their energy, their future, wishing you could do it all over again, only better, with more sharper clarity when it still mattered.
When the graveyard starts creeping in on you, your outlook starts to change.