Deaths

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Overview

Death most often represents a time of ending.  A time when we must face the loss of a family member, friend or pet. The occurrence and mentioning of death brings with it an array of discomfort and a reluctance to entertaining discussion, .... until we are impacted directly. With the passing of time comes the inevitable passing of life. As far as most people are aware of, ... there is a beginning and an end to all species here on Earth. The effects of death can be monumental and/or devastating causing change in direction and history for not only specific family lines but entire countries as well. Despite our illustrious attempts to prolong death we are all subject to experiencing the effects associated with the inevitable. Death has more of an impact when emotional ties are involved. More often than not the passing of a loved one can have disastrous and long lasting effects. Worst case scenarios can have effects severe enough to cause others in the wake to completely shut down and give up on moving forward in life.

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The following information has been provided with the intent to assist those seeking validity, support and direction known to be helpful in processing attributes associated with the passing of those we care for.

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What is death ?

There are many variations for defining aspects associated with death which is typically based on our education, perspective and religious beliefs. Below are a few interpretations given for death.

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Death is the termination of all biological functions that sustain a living organism. Phenomena which commonly bring about death include biological aging (senescence), predation, malnutrition, disease, suicide, homicide, starvation, dehydration, and accidents or trauma resulting in terminal injury. Bodies of living organisms begin to decompose shortly after death. Death of humans has commonly been considered a sad or unpleasant occasion, due to the termination of bonds with or affection for the being that has died, or having fear of death, necrophobia, anxiety, sorrow, grief, emotional pain, depression, sympathy, compassion, solitude, or saudade.

The concept and symptoms of death, and varying degrees of delicacy used in discussion in public forums, have generated numerous scientific, legal, and socially acceptable terms or euphemisms for death. When a person has died, it is also said they have passed away, passed on, expired, or are gone, among numerous other socially accepted, religiously specific, slang, and irreverent terms. Bereft of life, the dead person is then a corpse, cadaver, a body, a set of remains, and when all flesh has rotted away, a skeleton. The terms carrion and carcass can also be used, though these more often connote the remains of non-human animals. As a polite reference to a dead person, it has become common practice to use the participle form of "decease", as in the deceased; another noun form is decedent. The ashes left after a cremation are sometimes referred to by the neologism cremains, a portmanteau of "cremation" and "remains". [Source]

Avoiding the inevitable is normal. Intellectually we all know that one day we shall die, generally we are so reluctant to think of our death that this knowledge does not touch our hearts, and we live our life as if we were going to be in this world forever. As a result,... the things of this world – such as material possessions, reputation, popularity, and the pleasures of the senses – become of paramount importance, so we devote almost all our time and energy to obtaining them and engage in many negative actions for their sake. We are so preoccupied with the concerns of this life that there is little room in our mind for genuine spiritual practice. When the time of death actually arrives we discover that by having ignored death all our life we are completely unprepared for the consequences. Death is the cessation of the connection between our mind and our body. Most people believe that death takes place when the heart stops beating; but this does not mean that the person has died, because his subtle mind may still remain in his body. Death occurs when the subtle consciousness finally leaves the body to go to the next life. Our body is like a guesthouse and our mind like the guest; when we die our mind has to leave this body and enter the body of our next rebirth, like a guest leaving one guesthouse and traveling to another.

The mind is neither physical, nor a by-product of purely physical processes, but is a formless continuum that is a separate entity from the body. When the body disintegrates at death the mind does not cease. Although our superficial conscious mind ceases, it does so by dissolving into a deeper level of consciousness, the very subtle mind; and the continuum of the very subtle mind has no beginning and no end. It is this mind which, when thoroughly purified, transforms into the omniscient mind of a Buddha. [Source]

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A Biblical View of Death   [Source] , [Source 2]

Concepts of after death,  (afterlife)  [Source]

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What are known impacts or consequences associated with death ?

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Premature or unexpected death can have an array of effects most of which can be considered disastrous for those who are not prepared. The impacts of death are not limited to the passing of family, friends, associates and beloved pets. When leaders die unexpectedly the course of what they were a part of leading can be thrust into disarray and be subject to immediate and radical changes. Below are a few references provided to express impacts associated with unexpected death.

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Without Warning: Understanding the Agony of Sudden death

Complicated grief in those bereaved by violent death

How Death of a Loved One Impacts Social Style

Legal Consequences of Dying without a Will

The impact of death on the family system

Death and Grief - KidsHealth

Deaths of leaders

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Who and what is susceptible to the effects of death ?

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Everything!!! Pets included.  Going deeper would conclude that most everything in the wake of death has consequences associated with the event, ... not only directly but indirectly as well. This includes pets, plants, aspects of quality both social and industrial, changes in procedures or campaigns, consequences to family structure and its continuance as well as the success or demise of business arrangements. The death of a leader can have profound effects on direction and scope. When that involves a country or nation the impacts can be severe enough to effect us all. Many people are very attached to their pets and are often thrown into a deep depression as a result of a beloved pet passing. Pets too can be effected by the passing of their family members and owners often becoming disorientated to the point where they begin a long quest of searching. Pets have been known to travel great distances in search for loved ones. When a person dies their quests and projects often go unattended and are subject to being forgotten or tossed away. Many great ideas and concepts are left without coming to fruition and die with the creator at the time of death. Levels or charity and grace can also be lost unless someone in the wake carries on with the campaigns of the one who passed away. Even those who remain emotionally distant are effected one way or another by death. Death brings with it huge potentials to cause change and effects without notice despite our readiness for the inevitable. We are all subject to dying.

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Death of a parent / When a parent dies

What happens when a leader dies?

Famous people who have died

Sudden death of a child

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Impactful deaths in history

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The following are links associated with the deaths and passing of influential people.

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list of famous leaders who died unexpectedly

Unusual deaths (Celebrities)

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  Find  "solutions to dealing with death"  

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References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afterlife

http://www.famousdead.com/category/business/

http://www.death-and-dying.org/what-is-death.htm/

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3384450/

https://www.christiancourier.com/articles/850-biblical-view-of-death-the

https://www.compassionatefriends.org/brochures/sudden_death_of_a_child.aspx

http://wills-probate.lawyers.com/wills-probate-basics/legal-consequences-of-dying-without-a-will.html

http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-management-administration/what-happens-when-a-leader-dies.html

http://www.ourhouse-grief.org/grief-pages/death-of-a-parent/adult-death-of-a-parent/

http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-who-died-while-filming/famous-celebrity-deaths-list

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