Why We Need To Talk About death

In this article, the author explores why it is important to have conversations about dying and living in a constructive and life-affirming way.

“By confronting this elephant in society it helps people feel more comfortable in talking about death, it reduces the emotional pressure felt when even thinking about the subject and it encourages the conversation to continue at home, or in the park or the pub, with the people that matter the most, before it’s too late.”

In Asia, death is often seen as a taboo, and talking about death seems to bring bad luck, or bring death sooner to the doorsteps. Please share with us what are some taboos surrounding death in your culture in the comments below.

Read the full article here.

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