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Funeral Selfies

1 in 5 Millennials are OK with taking a selfie at a funeral. Is this progress?

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Super short article in HuffPo about the willingness of millennials to take selfies:

"For some people, every time is the right time for a selfie.

One in five millennials are OK with taking a selfie at a funeral, according to a survey conducted by Luster Premium White, a maker of teeth-whitening products.

Considering the survey estimates that the average millennial spends around 54 hours a year taking selfies, it’s doubtful there will be any kind of “selfie control” anytime soon."

I imagine this information may result in some negative reactions, but I'm curious about how this attitude may actually result in more conversation or transparency around dying.

As we look ahead to the next generation that will be aging, how might this mindset carry forward into that stage of their life? Will we see dying selfies down the road?

What is a provocation or insight that might inspire others during this challenge?

What role does lightness play in the end-of-life experience?


HuffPo, and all those taking selfies.


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Funeral selfies might be a strange way to capture such a dark moment, but what about text messages? One teenager has created a tumblr blog where he collects the last text message conversation they had with their loved one before they passed away. Read more here:

 Is it possible to extract digital from death nowadays?

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