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When Gilgamesh meets Utnapishtim, he receives advice from the immortal man. Utnapishtim emphasizes the theme that
ceaseless worry makes life unbearable and brings one closer to death.
death is an important part of the human cycle.
heroic deeds that are remembered in stories are a form of immortality.
life is meaningless and people should live accordingly.
don't compare your life to others' as this will only bring you unhappiness.