Why We Need To Normalize Death
I like this article on a couple of levels. With this being said, I will probably share this same article several times, but each time, focusing on something different. There is a lot of information in this article and I believe that each point is important to think about.
So here we go, point #1.......Make Death a part of life. This is a pretty foreign concept for most of us. We have placed old age and death in the dark corners (senior living homes, nursing homes and hospitals) of our lives. We often have our loved ones endure medical procedures, even when we know they are dying. We do so, just to prolong the inevitable. Often, we don't see death until after it happens i.e. at the funeral home. We have cut ourselves off from the experience of being around the dying. So of course, we react negatively to it.
If we don't start talking about death, we will continue to keep in the background, thinking of it as a boogeyman. When we ignore something that we know will for sure happen, we end up adding anxiety and fear, about such an event. Lets "Do Death Differently" by having many necessary conversations! Let's experience all the emotions that come with exploring death and dying, so we can live more freely now.
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