You can’t learn much from a dying flower or those who focus on its temporary life. You have to think beyond and accept the reality of death (not live in a fantasy).
They are deceived by a “false humility” which is ‘against reality’ (truth).
“Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you. Such a person also goes into great detail about what they have seen; they are puffed up with idle notions by their unspiritual mind.” (Colossians 2:18)
Even if you water the flower daily, it eventually dies.
After that, you may pluck a fruit or other non-pretty vegetation and eat it. This will prove that you only loved ‘pretty flowers’ (not intending to pluck it) but not the grass, weed or other vegetations (whether for food or not).
To understand life, you need to understand death.
No matter how you try to preserve the current life on earth, all of it dies eventually.
The key to understand life is to understand the Resurrection and the Immortal One, God.
All else is vanity.
“Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher, “Vanity of vanities! All is vanity.” (Ecclesiastes 1:2)
If you look at creation (which is part of vanity) and try to learn from it, you’ll gain only a “vain, temporal knowledge or perspective”.
Research beyond. The only One who is “not” part of ‘vain creation’ is God Himself who is both the Resurrection and the Immortal One. Find Him instead and you’ll understand life even better:
“Who (God) only is having Immortality, dwelling in Light unapproachable, whom no one of men did see, nor is able to see, to whom is honour and might age-during! Amen.” (1 Timothy 6:16)
“Jesus said to her, “I am the Resurrection and the Life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies,” (John 11:25(
Don’t focus on “dead things” (which never Resurrected) be it the ‘flower or those who focus on it’ but rather set your eyes on the Living One, God.
It’s your choice, your loss or your choice, your gain in the afterlife.