So how do you join the Death Positive movement? Basically, by not making death such a taboo subject.
After all we’re all going to die at some point, so we may as well normalize it so people, instead of living their lives in fear of something that will happen, can get the most out of the time they are alive.
I’ve always been fascinated by death, because it’s always felt like “Boom!” now you’re here and alive so you should live as much as you can, there have been billions of people who have lived and died before you, and at some point your body will stop functioning, and you will be dead as well. What bizarre world did I just wake up alive into? And because there are more physical “stuff” to study from after a life than before one, it’s seems an obvious place to start trying to figure this out.
Here are some great videos by Caitlin Doughty, a mortician, helping normalize death by answering some of those questions you’ve been too nervous to ask, like:
Can you have a Viking Funeral?
Are those really your mother’s ashes?
What’s the worst way to die?
Is death fair to the sexes?
Here’s a video of Caitlin talking more about death positivity, and where the concept came from: