Since the time we were old enough to comprehend our surroundings and identify with our parents/ caregivers/ elders we have been warned against death and lectured on the many circumstances we must avoid, if we are to stave off the big “D”- and I don’t mean divorce or Dallas. It’s definitely ingrained in our physiology to prevent our biological vehicles from succumbing to death, but I believe our fear of this inevitable event is far more compounded by nurture than by nature.
The people who have spent a large portion of their lives trying to prevent us from losing ours, have had good intentions, yet they are approaching the subject from the premise that death is a horrible experience and that it must be the opposite of life- i.e. life’s good, death’s bad. This would be analogous to stating that birth is in direct opposition to life.
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