The one fact of life that most modern people have a hard time dealing with is the reality of death. It’s funny to think that most people want to deny the fact that everyone will someday pass away from the earth. The reality is that everyone has to die, and everyone knows it. Still, our fast-paced society puts a big value on youth and staying young, and intertwined with all of this is the denial of death. Isn’t it healthier, though, to accept the fact of death as an unavoidable life passage, and really deal with it?
New Medical and Burial Options
Today, many people are seeing the value in planning ahead for the inevitable. The medical community is evolving around facing the reality of death too, as “end of life” discussions are now becoming part of the treatment plan for elderly patients who are facing a host of medial problems. End of life hospice care is now offered as a way to care for patients who are at the end of their life, instead of subjecting very sick patients to invasive care for ailments they are unlikely to recover from.
Burial options are evolving today too, as people become more comfortable with the denial of death. Today there are alternatives to traditional burials that involve preserving the body with embalming. Now the deceased can have the option of a green burial riverside il or in other communities. These types of burials are eco-friendly, and allow the body to decompose more naturally and quickly, in the sense of going from “dust to dust.”
The fact is, we all with have to die someday, and along the way we have to face the loss of our loved ones, too. Isn’t it wise to start accepting that reality now, so when the time comes we will be more able to deal with it in a healthy and reasonable way?
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