Autocracy is the social convention which defines "maturity" and "immaturity," placing adults in a dominant position over young people, both theoretically and practically. [ Death and Dignity Death and dying are significant experiences in every culture, and the rituals and beliefs that surround these ideas allow individuals to accomplish the transition fearlessly and help friends and relatives cope with their loss (Berger, 2008, Wass & Myers, 1982). There is some truth to the old saying, “There are only two things you can count on in life: death and taxes.” Everyone experiences death. Death and dying are an inevitable part of human life. Some people know ahead of time when their death will occur. Terminal illnesses, when diagnosed ahead of time, allows a person to set his or her affairs in order, make relationships right, and say goodbye to loved ones. In these cases, every person involved has a chance to gradually adjust and make peace with
death, as much as possible. However, not everyone has this chance. Many deaths occur suddenly. Death can, and often does, strike without warning. Many people around the world turn to religion to answer questions about death and the afterlife, especially when someone is facing his or her own mortality. Strangely, even a brief glance at many of the world’s religions reveals that many theologies glamorize death, promising rewards in the afterlife, including increased understanding of God and the universe and even, in some cases, supernatural powers that were unavailable during the mortal life. Death often seems more attractive than being alive. Conclusion In death it is equally important for the dying person's family and friends, religious belief systems provide hope and lessen the helplessness commonly experienced during this time. A religious and spiritual belief help the dying make the transition between life and death without fear, and allows them to maintain a sense of worth and meaning in their existence throughout the transition. The reality of death is that it should be avoided at all costs. Death is the worst thing to ever happen in all of existence. No one is promised tomorrow. The only thing we can count on is today. Life is a precious gift we are unable to recreate once it’s gone. The truth about death lays plain the harshness of the grave … but also the true beauty of the life we already have. Death is a permanent end of life and of all vital functions. References Berger, K. S. (2008). The developing person through the life span (7th ed.). New York: Worth Publishers. Wass, H., & Myers, J. E. (1982). Psychological aspects of death among the elderly: a review of the literature. The Personnel and Guidance Journal, 131-137.
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