Everyone is looking for some kind of an answer. Is it possible that there isn't one? I suppose that depends on the question.
Is life tragic? Yes. Terribly tragic. Can you change your outlook on life? Yes. We are all in control of our emotions, whether we are capable actually doing it is different matter. What I took from the book 'Tuesdays With Morrie' is not how to cope with death/life (notice I use them interchangeably), but how to use the time we have to enable ourselves to love deeply, control our emotions, think without restrictions and fear nothing.