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by theWhispersOfMySins

Just read this article that said they are making a Death Cafe. So I looked this up and it’s when people gather at a cafe to discuss death. Any topic related to it is ok apparently.

Quote from an article, “The pop-up events, which happen in American cities in nearly every state and in nations across six continents, are part of a volunteer-led, grassroots movement to get people from all walks of life to talk candidly about their views and experiences regarding dying.”

Apparently the UK is getting a permenant one.

So has anyone gone to one of these?

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Morris 10/22/2015 - 10:16 pm

Hmm. I wouldn’t have guessed that coffee pairs well with a candid discussion about death. Coffee makes me feel immortal, but to each his/her own I suppose.

theWhispersOfMySins 10/22/2015 - 10:43 pm

I want to go to one cause honestly I think it would be pretty amusing. It said it was often hosted by people in that line of work like undertakers. Who wouldn’t have a lively discussion with a undertaker over coffee about death? 😉

Morris 10/22/2015 - 11:02 pm

Yes.
Who wouldn’t want to go to a party hosted by a proctologist? (That’s a doctor who specializes in anal issues). I’m sure they have plenty of entertaining stories about removing light bulbs n stuff.
Undertakers. That’s another interesting career choice.
I guess I just have too much respect for coffee; I can’t allow my taste for java to be tainted in any way.

nias 10/23/2015 - 12:55 am

I don’t know about going, but there are issues in life that we are reluctant to talk openly about and death, I expect, is one of them, so I suppose, if it opens up a discussion, then it would be okay. How would they handle someone who openly talks about suicide there, it’s about death but not, I fear, something even those interested in death would want to hear :/

theWhispersOfMySins 10/23/2015 - 1:06 am

Hi nias, I don’t see why suicide wouldn’t be discussed. You wouldn’t have to say you felt that way but could ask what peoples thoughts are on it. How one dies is definitely a death related topic.

nias 10/23/2015 - 1:21 am

There’s certainly been more discussion about suicide recently, especially assisted suicide and using Dignitas and whether such organisations should be implemented in other countries. I’m sure to talk about such things in a general way will be okay, but perhaps not specifically related about the individual own personal desires. It’s good to have a resource like SP available to anonymously discuss suicide with those who truly understand the mental anguish of fellow travellers on this dark path.

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