Why our society puts such an emphasis on death is beyond me.
Why our society puts such an emphasis on death is beyond me. We cry for years at the death of a loved one. To me, the bereavement process of other cultures can be a great example to follow. Celebrating life is what it is all about.
We bury the person and visit their grave sometimes. Sometimes not at all. I have a relative that died when I was younger, about 40 years ago. I have visited the grave site maybe four times. Every time I go, I always end up just bawling from the moment I enter the cemetery until I leave. It seems like such a morbid place. And a morbid experience. Cremation, to me, seems like such a wonderful alternative. Especially after all the nightmares I had as a kid from “viewing” all those lifeless bodies of relatives. I know they say it is important to include the youngsters in the grieving process, but not like that.
Death is a personal thing. And people grieve differently. And in their own time. But why do we in the south always have to put the dead person’s body on display to leave such horrifying memories for all. Especially the youngsters. It is not good. Celebration of life to me sounds like a much better alternative, especially for the younger members of our society. Hopefully, it will change in time as the young people grow up and take over. Just think about countries like Japan, where they do not have any physical place to bury all the bodies. Or people that live in countries that have been at war for over 30 years. They cannot afford to cry all the time over each loss. They would spend all their time bawling. I hope we can learn from other societies and make death less morbid in the future. Me, I just don’t do funerals anymore.