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Quote of the day

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

 

“I cannot stress this enough. There is absolutely nothing wrong with being interested in mortality and death. Don’t let anyone ever tell you you are “sick” or “morbid” or “deviant.” It is patently untrue. Death is where every single one of us will end up. To feign disinterest in such a fundamental thing is denial, plain and simple. Read everything you can about death. Read the philosophers, read the scientists. Figure out what you (not your culture or your religion) believe happens to a body after death and what rituals make sense to you. In this case, ignorance is not bliss. With death, ignorance is fear.”

 

 

From ‘On the Fear of Death’ by  Caitlin Doughty. Read it all; it’s brillianthere.

 

 

 

 

6 comments on “Quote of the day

  1. X Piry

    Thursday 1st March 2012 at 11:51 am

    Top quote. Thank you for putting it there, Charles. It’s a valuable one for us all.

  2. Jonathan

    Wednesday 29th February 2012 at 4:04 pm

    And so well-named!

  3. Jehdeiah

    Wednesday 29th February 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Fantastic indeed – just lost an hour to the order of The Good Death. Wonderfully refreshing – I want more…

  4. Wednesday 29th February 2012 at 3:05 pm

    She does make us look like gropers after truth, doesn’t she? It’s attagirl all the way with Caitlin.

  5. Wednesday 29th February 2012 at 3:03 pm

    That’s my girl! What lovely direct, clear writing. So young and so wise.

  6. Wednesday 29th February 2012 at 2:50 pm

    That is absolutely fantastic. I love the skeleton on the rotisserie too.

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