No, there is no omnipresent circular path that we follow. True, people live, people die. But what about during your life? What about then?
There is no circle in that.
No - instead, we follow a snake-like curve, starting outward and moving in. We have so much time, at the beginning. So much hope.
But then as we get closer and closer to the center and we wind faster and faster and the curves are coming closer and closer together and we're driven mad and scream, "No, it's happening too fast!" and the curves become sharper and sharper like knives we realize
it's too late.
Life isn't a circle. It's a swift kick in the ass and a spiral downward, straight to our death.