Death positivity is NOT saying.....
That a person is thrilled or excited about being dead, or that by being death positive, it'll make a death any less hard, grief less sad or it will take all the pain away.
According to Caitlin Doughty, it's important to dispel what people may think what this movement is all about. Here are 3 myths she shares:
Myth One:The movement is driven by people sharing their hashtags and goth fashion on Instagram.
The movement lionizes the ideal of “the good death,” ignoring the many who suffer bad deaths.
I cannot be afraid to die, or be in the midst of grief, and still be death positive.
This movement desires to raise one's death awareness and to help our society break the code-of-silence that often surrounds death, dying and grief, which in turn, might help us to acquire more emotional tools so that we can have the opportunity to interact with these life experiences with grace, integrity, honor and more serenity.
Be death curious and death positive. Reach out to start this journey.