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    Your Own Death

    “Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life.” 

    Bertolt Brecht

     

    Death is one of the most uncomfortable subjects for us to discuss or even think about – especially our own death. Perhaps, it is because it means facing our own mortality – or some subconscious belief that not talking about it someone postpones the inevitable day.

    But thinking about death – and what happens if you die, as unpleasant as it may be, cannot be ignored if we have people we love.

    Because you could die this weekend. If you did, would:

    • your family be able to manage financially without you?
    • they know exactly how you wanted your possessions to be distributed?
    • they be able to take care of your funeral expenses and other debts?
    • your children be looked after according to your wishes?

    If you take the time and a little effort now to prepare for that event, they will. You may not be able to set the date, the time and place of your death but you can make sure that your loved ones are well taken care of through and after that tough time. You can ease your family’s suffering by carefully planning for your own dying and eventual death.

    The recovery process after a death can be long and difficult. Emotions, decisions, and details can be overwhelming and confusing. In case of your death, you have a responsibility to protect the people you care about. They should not have to worry about how they will provide for their needs at the time when they are grieving your loss.

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