The passage of time in itself is not enough to assuage the pain victims of tragedies feel. Only a sense of closure can do that, and that requires information and sensible explanations.
‘Death’ at Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life
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Aging is something we do not often discuss, probably because we don’t have good role models for it. Instead, we focus on being youthful forever, rather than figuring out how to live with getting older. It’s time to remedy that and look to people who can point us in the right direction. My Uncle Jack was just such a guide.
When we experience a traumatic or deeply upsetting event, it’s important to give ourselves the time and space to heal, and not expect recovery to be without its setbacks.
The recent death of actor Leslie Nielsen touched me with sadness; he was a good actor and a funny man, and his films made me laugh till my cheeks ached. It made me reflect on how — if at all — any of us can expect to be remembered after our death and whether our existence will be marked in any meaningful way.
We may not always agree with the motivations and reasons used by previous generations to justify their actions in going to war, but in losing sight of them as fellow human beings, we risk losing a sense of our own individual and collective identity.
Some cultures afford very special status to death anniversaries, offering a chance to celebrate the life and memory of a loved one lost as well as to renew our appreciation for those who remain.
Somehow I managed to ride through the shock, the agony, the chaos and emptiness and finally a kind of saying goodbye, and a kind of acceptance, and she fell into a different place in my life. But now, a few months on — after all that work I did — she’s still dead!