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Talking About Death And Dying.
 
# 1 : Wednesday 11-6-2014 @ 23:07
 
 
There is a new program on Channel 4 and it is covering the last few months of peoples lives who are terminally ill. It's called My last Summer, it is such a brave Idea by these people doing this program, some of them on tablets just to live their lives, but deep down they know that they are dying and they can do nothing about it but just live each day until the day finally comes when they pass away.

It also follows their partners and gets their side of the story as well I must admit that is really sad to see too, I really feel for them all.

Would you be brave to be filmed and show this side of human life that is normally kept very private and amongst your family and friends?
Will you be able to plan your own death or your own funeral?
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# 2 : Wednesday 11-6-2014 @ 23:19
 
 
Wouldn't like to be seen sick and dying and admire those who do,I know death of the psychical body is just a transition back into the spirit or energy body but not many would agree,either way it is a subject that most mortals run away from so it is good to talk and learn more about it. If I was terminally ill I would plan the biggest,longest party of my diminishing life,and go out on a high.
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# 3 : Wednesday 11-6-2014 @ 23:24
 
 
Some people's fear of Dying, scares them so much. They don't get to live, a proper life and enjoy what they have!
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# 4 : Thursday 12-6-2014 @ 15:18
 
 
It is a healthy thing to talk about death and it is like sex it is not talked enough about at school.
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# 5 : Thursday 12-6-2014 @ 21:46
 
 
Talking about death is fine - especially when yours is not imminent
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# 6 : Thursday 12-6-2014 @ 22:04
 
 
Someone said :
Talking about death is fine - especially when yours is not imminent

Tomorrow, we may leave or maybe not and live till 110?
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# 7 : Thursday 12-6-2014 @ 22:11
 
 
I don't think I'd care much for the intrusion of being filmed near my last or be able to plan my own funeral or anything like that. I don't do well with the subject of death at all, makes me very emotional yet strangely I have no fear of dying myself.
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# 8 : Thursday 12-6-2014 @ 22:33
 
 
Someone said :
I don't think I'd care much for the intrusion of being filmed near my last or be able to plan my own funeral or anything like that. I don't do well with the subject of death at all, makes me very emotional yet strangely I have no fear of dying myself.

My funeral, won't be depressing and I plan something interesting!
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# 9 : Thursday 12-6-2014 @ 22:42
 
 
I have to say that death is not really a subject I get to talk about at all, ever, never mind planning my own funeral!
But what could a person do to make a funeral interesting and yet remain somewhat dignified. I'm intrigued.
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# 10 : Friday 13-6-2014 @ 15:40
 
 
A few weeks back I finished reading 'The Top Five Regrets of the Dying' by Bronnie Ware – I found it a very beautiful book and certainly worth a read. Certainly a good reflection on why fear death if we are not really living.
When it comes to physical death its not a surprise that we do not talk about it very much – it is a topic surrounded by fear and a constant shadow that veils our days, the ultimate villain or perhaps mysterious uncatchable stranger that touches each of our existences.
I've had a few chats about death with those close to me, usually around times of a passing or great illness, my loved ones would be aware of my burial plans and the like or what my desires would be if I was critically ill, organ donation etc.
Other then that I know its coming, as we all do – even if at times it slips from us. Seeing as it is inevitable we might as well prepare ourselves, put measures in place to ensure an easy transition for those that love us and get busy with living
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# 11 : Friday 13-6-2014 @ 20:18
 
 
Someone said :

My funeral, won't be depressing and I plan something interesting!

Nearly everyone says this, but the loved ones you leave behind are always going to be in mourning
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# 12 : Saturday 14-6-2014 @ 10:13
 
 
Someone said :

"..When it comes to physical death its not a surprise that we do not talk about it very much – it is a topic surrounded by fear and a constant shadow that veils our days, the ultimate villain or perhaps mysterious uncatchable stranger that touches each of our existences.."

What beautiful writing..

And yes, it does seem to be one of the ultimate untouchable subjects for most people mainly due to the fear its inevitability. So I'm guessing the antidote to the fear of death is to feel you are living your life to the fullest within our own individual capabilities.
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# 13 : Saturday 14-6-2014 @ 14:33
 
 
My OH obsesses over death and says he can't come to terms with the idea that he won't exist one day. I say, at 29 he has no business coming to terms with his own mortality and that he should live his life fully rather than lying awake at night worrying about dying.
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# 14 : Saturday 14-6-2014 @ 15:23
 
 
An aunt and an uncle (both by marriage) of mine died a couple of years ago. (They weren't related -- one was on my Dad's side, and one on my mother's.)

Their families were with them when they died. A cousin from each family has a wee story to tell.

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My aunt was an English Catholic, but she was being cared for in a CoE care home when she died. The Catholic priest had visited her eariler that day, but when she died there was CoE vicar visiting other patients elsewhere in the home. When he was told that my aunt had died, he came down to the room to offer his condolences to my cousins. He offered to lead a prayer. My cousin K snapped angrily: "Mummy was a Catholic, Vicar. You can't steal her on her death bed". It being England, the funeral was a few weeks later, and cousin K had calmed down and realsied how rude she had been to the vicar.

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When my uncle died, my aunt, most of his children and their wives and husban were there. Naturally, they were crying and upset. About half an hour later the doctor came back into the room. He needed to do check the heart again before they could confirm my uncle was dead. Cousin S. thought to himself: "If he's still alive after us bawling our eyes out for the last half hour, I'll bloody well smother him myself!"

His wife squeezed his hand and said "Don't worry, it's just a procdure they have to follow. He has passed".

Cousin S asked her what she meant.

"You won't have to smother him, it's OK", she said.

"I didn't say that out loud", cousin S said, and everybody else burst out laughing.
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# 15 : Saturday 14-6-2014 @ 15:29
 
 
I secretly hope that by the time I'm old enough to worry about old age, they'll have invented medicine that tackles biological aging.

If not, I don't really care what they do with me.
Throw me in the ditch for the wolves.
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