Where do you want to die?
Oops, did I just ruin any chance of us having a nice chat?
In our youth-obsessed, media-mad, win-the-lottery culture, this is not a popular question. In a conversation that matters with the people who matter in your life, it’s tough to ask. And maybe, it’s tougher to answer.
There are many questions that are easily answered or eagerly avoided:
- Do you have a crush on that girl/boy?
- What’s your major?
- Did you serve in the military?
- What’s your favorite team?
- When are you two getting married?
- What do you do for a living?
- What will you name your child?
- What’s for dinner?
- Should we buy a house or keep renting?
Questions are age-related or relationship-based or inspired by situations. We all ask them, since they help us get to know another person. When we venture to ask, we may also be wondering about our own responses. Another person’s response often helps us better understand our own thoughts. All of our innocent to intimidating questions help keep an encounter lively and ongoing and . . .
However, the Where do you want to die? question is probably a conversation killer. Who wants to make the time for that question? It’s morbid. Personal. Upsetting. And, since we don’t like to think about dying and death, we haven’t thought about it. So, ask me next year. Or . . . never. Read More →by