Reflective Essay About Death

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One of the hardest concepts we as humans have to deal with is death. The loss of someone’s life has far more implications than just losing that person physically. This means that we are no longer able to enjoy their company, talk to them on an interpersonal level, and simply lose the ability to interact. Every person at some point in their life has to experience a loss of someone who they hold dear to them, which can be a major turning point in how they view the outside world. An event that forever changed my view on the world was when my great grandmother passed away because of my age, how unexpected it was, as well as being the first death within my family that I had ever experienced. fourteen years old was the age at which I first experienced …show more content…
Obviously, once a person has passed away, they cannot come back to life, but this did not keep me from hoping this was not the case. Feeling powerless, a seemingly endless depression set in. In reality it only persisted for a few weeks, if that, but it felt as if it had been an eternity. Lacking motivation, the only option that I could find was to sit with my feelings, and dwell on the past until finally coming to terms that death is a permanent event, and cannot being changed or reversed. Accepting death is one of, if not, the most confusing and exhausting steps in grieving a loved one. You do not have to enjoy or like this, but it is extremely important to recognize and accept that this new reality is permanent and here to stay. As bleak as things may seem, there is some good that comes with experiencing death. Instinctively, a flood of memories of all the good times had between you and the recently departed. You cherish the relationship you had, and realize how fortunate you were and …show more content…
Losing a loved one is always a difficult occurrence, but the first is always the hardest. It is one of life’s biggest reality checks; making one truly understand how fragile life is. However, as stated, it is a lesson that teaches us to enjoy every moment we have with the people we care the most about. It helped me understand how valuable family is, and that the moments we spend together are invaluable. Unfortunately, I have since experienced a passing in the family. My uncle passed away after a lengthy bout with cancer. As hurt as I was, I was able to remember how to focus more on the wonderful time we spent together than his untimely

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