Death: The End or a New Beginning Essay

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What is death? Looking up the meaning in the dictionary would probably read “the loss of life” or “ceasing of all vital functions”. As human beings the word could mean one of many things depending on what you believe in. To most of humanity throughout history it meant the end of a life, to others a shortcut to avoid the inevitable, or even what might be the beginning of something new. Unfortunately, today in our modern time our conception of death has changed drastically throughout history. 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”. Although death should not be…show more content…
Until the moment when their time has come and either struck down with grief or despair or they embrace it. In most cases it wouldn’t be the latter because we would not have prepared for our own demise. Death can affect not just the deceased but there close companions and family members in many ways mostly on an emotional level even change the way we all think. Most people wouldn’t think much about death because it would be the last thing on their minds compared to their other priorities. If a near death experience were to be involved then it would change that person to appreciate their life more. You would think that there would be nothing good from death, although there are things that some people could learn something new about themselves that they would have never thought of in the first place or could be a mercy killing. “Two young women - teenager JJJ MMM in California and mother MMMM MMMM in Texas - have both been deemed brain-dead, a final state according to statutes. Beyond that determination, however, the cases have taken dramatically different paths and reveal the many complexities involved.” Cases such as these two women would have no bodily functioned what so ever. Their loved ones can either give them two choices. One to keep them on life support for the rest of their remaining lives or two allow doctors to help their patients die to free them of their tortured states. “Riggs testified in
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