Monday, December 22, 2008

Competing to the Death

An unsettling observation is that for some of us death is shameful because we see it as the ultimate failure.

John Lennon said something about this .... he was a really honest guy about his feelings. He said that when he heard someone he had know had died, the first thing he felt was happy .... happy that he had outlived the departed.

So too I see for some a shame in death .... a weakening of a family's position. This is especially true of an early and unexpected death .... when one's "enemies" get a boost from your sorrow and loss.

I wish I was wrong about the above .... but I fear I am not.