The soul is very clear that its purpose is is not concerned with the achievements of the body or the development of the mind. These are all meaningless to the soul.   The soul is also very clear that there is no great tragedy involved in leaving the body. In many ways the tragedy is being in the body.  
Mankind’s greatest achievements have come about by talking, and its greatest failures by not talking. It doesn’t have to be like this. Our greatest hopes could become reality in the future. With the technology at our disposal, the possibilities are unbounded. All we need to do is make sure we keep talking.