Essay on Death: The End or a New Beginning

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What is death? If you were to look it up in a dictionary it would probably read “the loss of life” or “ceasing of all vital functions”. To us being human it could mean one of many things depending on your beliefs. To most it meant the end of a life, to others a shortcut to avoid the inevitable, or even the beginning of something new.
Unfortunately, today our conception of death has changed drastically over time. Many like you and me will never truly understand death’s true meaning unless experienced firsthand. The subject of death is shrouded in mystery, folklore, and different meanings from every culture on this planet. Death should not be something to fear for it’s a natural part of life. That said, it also should also not be taken
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What is death? If you were to look it up in a dictionary it would probably read “the loss of life” or “ceasing of all vital functions”. To us being human it could mean one of many things depending on your beliefs. To most it meant the end of a life, to others a shortcut to avoid the inevitable, or even the beginning of something new.
Unfortunately, today our conception of death has changed drastically over time. Many like you and me will never truly understand death’s true meaning unless experienced firsthand. The subject of death is shrouded in mystery, folklore, and different meanings from every culture on this planet. Death should not be something to fear for it’s a natural part of life. That said, it also should also not be taken lightly it could happen to any of us at any moment, but it shouldn’t stop you from living your life to the fullest and making it count.
It was all different in the past though, during those times death was embraced and was believed to be caused by some sort of divine intervention. In ancient Egypt, Egyptians believed in preparing for their death will allow them to cross into the afterlife. The Pharos of Egypt would undergo a mummification process and be buried with their belongings to ensure their place in the afterlife. Many other cultures would perform similar or other rituals to hold on to their belief that death wasn’t the end. If they had a strong enough belief they can accept their own deaths without regret.
Now days, we never think about
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