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fhc commented on Passive Suicide

well, to be honest, any photo of men in concentration camps would be identical to what he looked like for the six months it took for him to pass away. but no, we don't have photos of that.

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fhc commented on Passive Suicide

Thank you, Mansi. I have seen articles on the fear of the unknown. Since we don't have any evidence of what happens after we leave here, I think we're naturally uncomfortable with leaving what and who we're deeply connected to. I think there may also be a fear of missing out - what didn't we get to accomplish or experience? But since we're social beings, that final journey is one we make alone, and that must be emotionally uncomfortable as well. Every generation gets smarter, especially in this age of technology where so much is available to us. Culturally, we might be ready to explore/revisit our understanding of death as a natural part of life. That kind of exploration might even help people live fuller, more meaningful lives - a bit less focused on accumulating stuff and more focused on giving to others and the world. The book, On Death and Dying, is old, but I think the message is still relevant. Looking at the way other cultures, particularly Eastern cultures manage emotions centered on this stage might also be an interesting start. I hope this is helpful.