It applies to us too. Well things like that won't cross your mind for the next 30 or 40 years from now.
But it's not a bad thing to just have a mental note.
When you look back to make sense of what you have become it will reveal that there are key foundations that you're not aware about.
Maybe because you just got used to it.
It also answers the question why history is so important.
Even if we know that in reality that we all have mortalities, it's also true that we can look back and make amends.
Just a single seed of urge to change to avoid the same outcome will have a huge impact.
It won't happen overnight.
Foundations are meant to be the strongest part of a standing structure.
Good thing for us, we can rebuild it any time.