Death, as we all know, is inevitable – we will all get there at some point. Hopefully, not anytime soon (knock on wood). Everyone knows everyone has to die at some point. It is guaranteed, but most people shy away from conversations of death. Reasons may include; fear of upsetting or triggering your loved ones, denial (the fact that if we talk about it, it suddenly becomes real to us). Some people think about it but don’t talk about it.
I think about death a lot these days, is it even normal?Godiya
We all have different relationships with death and approach it differently. This is shaped by our beliefs, religion, experience, outlook, culture, upbringing, or a combination of any of these factors. Talking about death may be uncomfortable, but it’s a conversation that needs to be had. When you’re gone, your loved ones get stuck with decisions that have to be made, and although these decisions don’t concern the person who is already dead, it makes life easier for those who are left to make the decisions.
Today on Begging Question, I’d like to hear from you. Do you ever talk about your death? Like what should happen in the event of your death.
Is your experience the same as Maria’s?
I used to, but I figured it makes people around me uncomfortable so, I stopped. But it’s a conversation I have with myself very often because I know firsthand how random death is. I have a will that has tidied up all my affairs, and my husband knows where it is.Maria
Are your family members forbidding the inevitable?
I’ve always told them I want to be cremated and ashes spread on the sea. The day I told my mum and dad, they said ‘God forbid.’ I’m telling my kids the same thing. Please, don’t start digging a grave and buying a coffin. Save your moneyDivine
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I’d like to hear from you. Do you talk about your death?
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