I’m choosing to discuss my fear of the death. I particularly have a fear of the death of my parents. It really makes me emotional thinking about not having my mom and dad there with me for the rest of my life. I don’t know why the feeling is so overwhelming, but it is. I’m really close to my parents and it’s hard for me to imagine a life without them. I value their advice and their opinions greatly and they are always there for me 110%, even when I’m not necessarily the nicest to them. Learning about how we as a society often put death off to the side, really got me thinking about death and what my life would be like if my parents weren’t there. Learning about grief and mourning has also made me think about how I would handle the death of my parents. I think I would indeed follow the 5 stages, especially the denial stage. Death will eventually happen to all of us and I think I will begin to value my relationships with people I care about more because you never know when those people can be taken from you. This class has made me dig deeper into my feelings about death and dying and I can now handle it in a better light. I realize now that we all will have experiences with death, some worse than others, but we have to be strong and continue to enjoy our life. The fear of death shouldn’t be a burden on our lives.