EQUALITY IN DEATH ?

THE PHILOSOPHERS SAY THAT IN DEATH ALL ARE EQUAL. “WE ARE BORN FROM THE DUST AND MIX WITH THE DUST AFTER DEATH”. QUITE ABSTRACT DON’T YOU THINK SO?
I MEAN, LIFE & DEATH ITSELF CAN BE CONSIDERED AS A BIG MOVING MASS, A SYSTEM OF DIVERSE CHARACTERISTICS. CAN WE SIMPLY EQUAL IT TO SOME ABSTRACT PHILOSOPHIES? WELL, I DON’T THINK SO.
THE VERY ‘AXIOM’ THAT ALL ARE EQUAL IN DEATH IS A BIG MISNOMER. UNFORTUNATELY, THIS LIVING MASS CALLED LIFE OF WHICH WE PEOPLE CAN BE REGARDED AS THE CONSTITUENTS HAVE THE INFAMOUS “HERD MENTALITY”. JUST BECAUSE SOME BIG SHOT PHILO GUY HAS PROPHESIED, PEOPLE TAKE IT TO BE THE ETERNAL TRUTH!
TAKE A LOOK AROUND YOU. EVERY DAY, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE DIE. SOMETIMES SOMEONE WE KNEW, VERY DEAR TO US; SOMETIMES JUST A NEWSPAPER CLIP OF SOME UNKNOWN PERSON. DEATH IS SOMETHING WHICH , NO MATTER HOW MUCH SOME PEOPLE TRY TO ACT COOL ABOUT IT, ALWAYS BOTHERS US. THERE IS A LINGERING DREAD INSIDE US THAT SOMEDAY WE’LL DEFINITELY DIE, BUT VERY FEW OF US KNOW WHEN AND HOW.
THE FIRST REACTION TO MOST OBITUARIES WILL BE GRIEF AND SORROW. NOW I’M NOT TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION MEN LIKE OSAMA AND ET AL.. BUT NO MATTER HOW LOOSELY ARE WE CONNECTED TO THAT PERSON, WE’LL SHARE A THOUGHT OR TWO FOR THE DEPARTED SOUL.
I THINK PAULO HAD SAID THAT ACTUALLY WE DERIVE AN INNATE SENSE OF RELIEF FROM THE NEWS THAT WE ARE NOT THE ONE AT THE RECEIVING END OF DEATH! MAYBE THAT’S SELFISHNESS AT ITS MOST SUBLIME FORM 😉
COMING BACK, HAVE YOU ALL NOTICED ONE COMMON STRAIN IN ALL OBITUARIES? “A VERY GOOD PERSON”, “KIND HEARTED” ,”SOCIABLE”, “AN IDEAL FOR ALL” AND WHAT NOT!
WELL I’M NOT SAYING THAT ALL PEOPLE ARE BAD. BUT WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHOM WE KNOW? ARE THEY ALL “GOOD AND NOBLE”.
I HAD A FRIEND WHOSE FATHER CAME DRUNK EVERY NIGHT AND USED TO BEAT HER UP. WE ALL SAW HER BURN WOUNDS AND BELT WHIPS. THEN ONE NIGHT HE DIED IN A CAR ACCIDENT, APPARENTLY IN AN INEBRIATED STATE. FOLLOWING THE HERD MENTALITY, WE ALL GRIEVED AT HIS DEMISE. A LONG AND SOULFUL OBITUARY WAS ALSO WRITTEN, EXTOLLING HIM AS YOU-KNOW-WHAT. ALTHOUGH AT THAT TIME IT DIDN’T OCCUR TO ME, ON HINDSIGHT WASN’T THIS HYPOCRISY TOTALLY UNJUSTIFIED?

WHY DO PEOPLE ASSOCIATE GRIEF WITH DEATH? CAN GRIEF ALSO BE ASSOCIATED WITH PERSONS SUCH AS THE ABOVE MENTIONED? OKAY, SOME PEOPLE MAY SAY THAT IN DEATH ALL BECOME EQUAL. BUT TAKING THAT VIEWPOINT, WE CAN CONCLUDE THAT NO MATTER HOW WE LIVE OUR LIVES,IT DOESN’T REALLY MATTER! SO WE CAN WANTONLY KILL PEOPLE, BE CORRUPT, ABUSE OUR FAMILY! AFTER ALL, WE WILL BECOME “EQUAL” IN DEATH EH? TIME FOR SOME INTROSPECTION ON THE PART OF THE SOCIETY I SUPPOSE.

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2 thoughts on “EQUALITY IN DEATH ?

  1. Well dude must say, totally different but nice thinking………What matters is how many people really feel sad of your death?Those are the people influenced by you…..What matters is whether people remembers you after your death and how the remember you? ;-)……..So i don’t think “WE WILL BECOME “EQUAL” IN DEATH”.Keep writing……

    • totally agree with u dude!! but i feel the society in large has a tendency to forgive and even praise the departed, irrespective of what they did in their lifetime… something which i absolutely don’t approve of.

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