Why do we discriminate death?It is a commonly observed practice to ask for the age of a person who has died. It may be part of a general questionnaire but we often get to hear it. The shock and grief that we express, and may be actually experience, depends on many factors including age, health condition, financial status of the family and status of the dependents and so on. My question is why do we differentiate? Isn't the ultimate result of any death the same? That the family and near and dear ones have lost a member?
I have observed that people generally heave a sigh of relief when they hear that the person who is no more was quite aged or that he was suffering from some prolonged illness and so on. Whatever may be the age or whatever may be one's health condition or whether the death was due to some accident or that the person had committed suicide, the person has shifted to the land of never return and that only is the ultimate truth. I always feel that death brings in the same effect and one should approach the same without any difference in feelings. The loss is irreparable for all near and dear ones irrespective of his age, position or condition. There would be at least one person who actually grieves.
What do you have to say on this?