peacefully they could approach it.
So, perhaps, this is how we, as a society, should
approach our inevitable end: not as a taboo, but as a part of everyday life.
live in a constant state of paralyzing fear, yet, nor should we have to deceive ourselves
with thoughts of an afterlife of eternal bliss.
We should be able to accept the fact that
death is a part of life; that it is ok to die.
Since the beginning of human existence we have been a curious species.
species on Earth has the ability to question, converse, experiment, or think; at least not to
the extent that we can.
It has been human nature, since our species emerged, to question.
As a result of our constant questioning we have come to expect answers, and when we
could not find them we created our own.
Around the year 2500b.c., in the Nile river
delta, the Egyptian culture believed that the sun was a god, Ra.
Around the year 100a.d.,
on the Italian peninsula, the Roman culture believed that the moon was a god, Apollo.
Now, with the advent of modern technology and science, we obviously know that the sun
is a massive ball of super-hot gas and that the moon is an accumulation of dust that
formed at the same time as the earth.
However, if you put yourself into the shoes of these
pre-modern societies, you would not have the capability of learning the answers, and we
all know that if you are unsure of something it can makes you uneasy; we as human
beings need reassurance.
Based off of these instances it would seem that it is an inherent