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Western's Newest Taboo, who could have thought...

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posted on Jun, 26 2009 @ 09:39 AM
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I dont think this is a new taboo. For too long most people have been sheltered and protected from the reality of death. Why do you think people do stupid things to themselves and each other day after day? They don't get it or they don't believe it or they naively think "it can't happen to me" which is the epitome of absurd.

Just about all irresponsible behavior can be traced back to ignoring mortality. From driving too fast, to drinking too much, to sleeping around, to blowing all of your funds rather than saving. It's all symptomatic of ignoring mortality.

I need to change that. Those are also symptoms of overestimating your mortality and living that F it attitude because you expect to die any minute now.

[edit on 26-6-2009 by thisguyrighthere]




posted on Jun, 27 2009 @ 01:11 AM
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not supposed to say what? suicide? it happens. it generally is a selfish act. i'm sure though, there are justifiable exceptions.

oh i'm not saying that people contemplate death the way they ought. i suppose i just think it is crass to speak for everyone, and i still don't see it as taboo. i went to my first funeral at the ripe old age of 5. so it isn't exactly something that i've been taught to avoid thinking about. not every westerner is shielded from reality by bad parenting.






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posted on Jun, 29 2009 @ 07:24 PM
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Originally posted by gravykraken
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not supposed to say what? suicide? it happens. it generally is a selfish act. i'm sure though, there are justifiable exceptions.

No, that suicide is generally seen as a bad thing when it really is not necessarily, it is no one's right but the one who commits suicide to decide whether it is "good" or "bad" for the person, and I suppose if they actually decide to do it then they must have decided it was good, no one else should say that it is wrong or a mistake because they do not know. In my opinion it is selfish of people who try to limit others' thoughts and actions.


oh i'm not saying that people contemplate death the way they ought.
i suppose i just think it is crass to speak for everyone, and i still don't see it as taboo.

Oh, I am not speaking for everyone of course, just the majority.



posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 03:01 AM
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Very smart.......and true sadily.

hay mike ima post like 9 more replys to get my 20 replys.lol jk jk



posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 04:17 AM
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Pop singers, actors etc are the modern day Gods or deities.
Gods are supposed to live forever and be immortal.
Its a shock when they die cause then it makes them....HUMAN. Shock, horror.

If they were just accepted as humans with a talent or a special gift FROM GOD, rather than being WORSHIPPED LIKE GODS , I think us and also THEM might be a lot better off and happier. IMO.

And I think people accept DEATH as part of life in reality.
Its just Idols are treated differently and therefore it's a shock to a lot people when they die.

And also with all the media hype about obesity, smoking, alcohol etc...it's a shock to a lot who have bought the hype, when a skinny man who didn't smoke or drink ,drops dead of a heart attack ( yeah, it might have been drug induced, but his overall physical health is supposed to shield him from the affects of that according to the mentality of a lot of people).

So the moral of the story for me is, eat ,drink and be merry cause you don't know when your numbers up and just ENJOY your life. The death of MJ has reminded me of this, so to him I am grateful for that even though I wasn't a fan.



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