` For my final blog, I want to discuss how America really is a death denying culture. This class has really opened my eyes to how people never really discuss anything about death. When I tell people that I am taking this class, they’re first shocked that there’s a class called death and dying, but they’re mostly interested in what we actually talk about. I straight up tell them we talk about death. It feels funny to say we talk about death because I can’t say before this class I’ve told someone I was talking about death. For some people it’s weird to say it to because death is such a sensitive subject for some people. It’s crazy how some people cannot discuss this topic. I totally understand where they are coming from because if I had a family member or someone very close to me pass away, I would have a tough time talking about death too. The reason I think people are so sensitive to talk about death is because of how real death is. One thing we talked about death very early in the semester was how death is irreversible. Once a person dies, they cannot come back. That is very hard for a lot of people to cope with. An example I can use from recent events is that in close family friends of mine, the dad died. The daughter was having a very tough time coping with the fact that her dad will never walk through the front door again. I too would have that same reaction if one of my parents were to die as well. I know that it would make talking about death a sensitive subject for the rest of my life because talking about it would get the emotions of losing the close one stuck in my mind again. However, I do feel a big part of maturing, as an individual is to accept the fact that they lived a good life and to cherish the memories that you had with. We shouldn’t be sad because they died, we should be happy because they lived.