Tuesday, January 29, 2008

When Someone Dies

When someone dies, everyone around the deceased will come out with their own version of eulogies. Friends speak of how fantastic the person had been, acquaintances would say "how I wish I have known her better when she was alive." On the other hand, if anyone dares to insult the deceased, that person would be lambasted upon as a mean, worthless dick.

I can't help but to wonder: How much better the world would be if such a moral perspective and such camaraderie spirit apply on people who are alive. In any case, dead people can't be hurt anymore; but the living can be hurt.

Not saying that it's right to insult the deceased though.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

If you really think about, everyone will die at some point. Its just best to think of death as another meal, another breath or anything else that everyone knows happens all the time. Sure you'll be depressed, but time will heal that. And if not, they have to think long and hard about themselves and the horribly stupid emotions they keep in their minds.

Anonymous said...

Or they can be delusional and follow one of the many cults/religions available to them. All the christians, muslims and jews will be proselytising so that's not hard to miss.

Alvin Ooi said...
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Alvin Ooi said...

actually one of the reasons we shouldn't bitch abt the deceased is tht he/she might come and the bitch-er...

youngyew said...

Anonymous: Eerm. But people tend to think of it as the LAST breath, LAST meal instead of another breath, another meal.

Alvin: Haha! Yeah didn't think of that. True indeed.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what the deleted comment was?

youngyew said...

It was a typo in Alvin's comment.

Casper said...

wonder why we are so scared of death when it's inevitable anyway...

changyang1230 said...

I guess the evolutionary explanation is "evolved instinct"; while the psychological explanation would be everyone is afraid of losing grip and head to the unknown.

Casper said...

well, losing the grip and being able to head into the unknown is what makes great people... great...

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