DEATH, personal aspects
How does modern, technology-driven society deal with death? Mostly by profitably 'helping' others to avoid confronting it.
Because Nicaraguans - Latin American cultures - face death so very differently, dare I say, so much more maturely, it seems a fitting new forum topic. Death from the visible-to-all mayhem of wars is barely one generation removed from today's Nicaraguans. Putting the once-loved body in a box, covered with a flag &/or 2 meters under glorious marble, barely lessens death's sting.
Death is the ultimate personal experience. We've all been personally affected by a loved-one's death, or that of someone close to us, a friend, neighbor, co-worker. And we all must eventually face our own death. Part of becoming an adult is realizing and yes, knowing that this miracle, this present, our life will end. So how has it touched you, here vs there?
Please keep your comment personal. I will later add my impressions of both my families' (Nicaraguan & Stateside) dealings with death, but I must meditate first on the most recent one in our family, since its integration into my thinking is time-dependent.
Much could be written about the death-industries in the 'developed' world but I ask that you please shunt that into a different forum. What you know (conocer, experience) is more important that what you think you know (saber) IMO.
(Please God, no more web-pulled data dumps! It's not that I don't occasionally learn something from Jinotega's resident-authority-on-everything's web forays, now that NL's Sage of Jinotega is buried there, but it's wearing out my 'pg dn' button.)