In a bid to make sense of their own mortality, I spoke to a number of people and asked them how they felt about death and what they’d like to say to others about the process.
I’ve included some of the most interesting responses below.
I’ll be posting them all over the weekend.
“What do you think you’ll be remembered for?”
“I don’t know what that is.”
“My biggest regret was that I did not get to be a father.”
“I would have loved to have met my son.
I have no idea how we’ll live with him.”
“How will I ever know my daughter?”
“If I don’t go out at night with a smile on my face and tell people I’m sad, they won’t believe me.”
“Life isn’t fair.”
“If you can’t see a child dying in front of you, then I don the world a disservice.”
“Maybe you will live a few more years.
I know I will.”
“It’s the best thing in the world.”
“You’ll always be remembered by your friends.”
“The death of a loved one will be your greatest achievement.”
“When the time comes, I will have never had the same feelings.”
“In my heart, I’m glad that you died.”
“What would you like to tell your children about your death?”
“When I die, I’ll tell them I love them.”
“A few of my friends told me to go home.”
“There’s nothing I can do about it.”
“Don’t be ashamed to cry.”
“Please don’t worry about your loved ones.”
“Death is a beautiful thing.”
“All you need is love.”
“This is my final farewell to you.”
“Sometimes I wonder what I’ll miss most.”
“They’re all there when I die.”
“Forgive me, but I’m not your type.”
“Not all people are like you.”
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Read more about life, death, and life at large: “Life is unfair.
But it’s not fair. “
I’d rather be dead than have lost a son.
But it’s not fair.
It’s not my fault.
It is the best you can do. “
But it’s important to understand that the best way to go is to be there for your family.
It is the best you can do.
It should be the best that you can have.
But at the end of the day, you’ll get through it.” “
Life’s just a series of ups and downs.
But at the end of the day, you’ll get through it.”
The writer is a lecturer in psychology at Sydney’s Griffith University.