Life is a journey of being born, growing up, becoming mature and old, falling sick, dying and being farewelled. Asking someone to think about their own death and be prepared is rude and vulgar since all human life is precious. A worthwhile reason for one to think about death is because all humans have a desire to make their life worthwhile. Living a good life is perhaps a prerequisite for a good death. Every religion offers us remedies for what comes after human death. Once a death occurs, how the deceased body is treated, rested and memorialised makes a key ritual and is left to the living.


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