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Schopenhauer

Enlightened
Oct 3, 2018
1,136
Indee. Burials are such a waste. Good, beautiful land filled with dead bodies, fenced off. Families have to pay a fortune to bury their relatives.

When my grandmother died, my father had to take a sizable loan to buy a casket and a temporary plot at a local cemetery (a year later they transfer her bones to a collective ossuary). This is crazy. We didn’t even have a car, and he was wasting money he didn’t have on a stupid casket.
 
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Virgo

Arcanist
Oct 3, 2018
498
Indee. Burials are such a waste. Good, beautiful land filled with dead bodies, fenced off. Families have to pay a fortune to bury their relatives.

When my grandmother died, my father had to take a sizable loan to buy a casket and a temporary plot at a local cemetery (a year later they transfer her bones to a collective ossuary). This is crazy. We didn’t even have a car, and he was wasting money he didn’t have on a stupid casket.
Waste of land and money. People spend way to much on dead people.
 
Sayo

Sayo

Not 2B
Aug 22, 2018
520
I used to think this, but I worry more about the emissions from cremation. I want a natural burial to allow for better biodegradation. I'm probably unusual - less so on here - in that I'd be fine with an unmarked and shared grave. Having designated burial land is good sanitation practice, though.
 
worldexploder

worldexploder

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Sep 19, 2018
2,823
Are you me?. I made those exact same arguments. Cemeteries are a horrible waste of land. I’m also against funeral precessions do to traffic congestion. I actually looked it up to see if I was the only one.....nope! Actually mayors of certain American towns got them banned for the same concerns.
 
blueming

blueming

Memento mori
Sep 21, 2018
174
It is a shame that land is wasted on burying dead bodies. I've heard that costs can be extremely expensive as well. I don't really care about what happens to my body after I die but I wouldn't want my family to waste money that they don't have on a burial.
 
worldexploder

worldexploder

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Sep 19, 2018
2,823
It is a shame that land is wasted on burying dead bodies. I've heard that costs can be extremely expensive as well. I don't really care about what happens to my body after I die but I wouldn't want my family to waste money that they don't have on a burial.
Also funerals. What a scam! 10,000 dollars. You can’t invest in a stiff. I know that sounds cold but it’s true.
 
Trashcan

Trashcan

Trash
Aug 31, 2018
1,234
I don’t care too much about what happens to my body. I just don’t want to traumatize anyone which is why I’ve switched from gun to full suspension hanging, but after that, dump it in the garbage for all I care. Don’t waste money on a funeral. I might even include in my suicide note to please not worry about funerals because I just don’t care.
 
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lv-gras

fledermausßßßßßßßß
Jul 27, 2018
623
When I was a young child, my parents used to tell me that if you get buried in a cemetary, you will hear all of the anguished souls screaming for all eternity.
Flipping traumatized me until I had enough common sense to believe otherwise.

wtf? why would they say that?

that’s so mean

especially to a child
 
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lv-gras

fledermausßßßßßßßß
Jul 27, 2018
623
actually our modern type of cemetery was made to waste less land. they were made to be like a park so besides their one duty, people could also come and use them. and since bodies were not overly preserved, they could use a minimum of space eventually. things seem to have drifted since then, unfortunately.
 
Angst Filled Fuck Up

Angst Filled Fuck Up

Super duper enlightened
Sep 9, 2018
1,711
I don't really give a fuck, I'm not bothered what happens to me or some hypothetical future environment. Even if you put every person on Earth in side by side graves, it would still only take up the tiniest fraction of overall land. Plus I toss my cigarette butts and stuff wherever so it would be a bit hypocritical of me to pretend I'm conscientious about this kind of thing.
 
littlelungs

littlelungs

Arcanist
Oct 21, 2018
495
I totally get that. I really don't have a problem if anyone else wants to be buried in a cemetery because it doesn't affect me at all, but for me personally, I just find it to be so unnecessary and expensive. Between the casket, the gravestone, the maintenance, the inevitable feeling of obligation my family will probably experience to visit the grave, etc. it's just not practical. The last thing I want is for someone to feel like they have to run errands for me after I'm dead... fuck that.

I have a separate note for loved ones stating that I'd definitely prefer to be cremated and have my ashes scattered in the Pacific Ocean because it's way cheaper and "living me" really doesn't like the idea of slowly decomposing underground, but in the end, I'll be the one who's dead, they are the ones who will be grieving, and they can do whatever gives them the most closure.
 
The Blackangel

The Blackangel

Nyiach des uti nesi deh ahy.
Nov 3, 2018
209
I want to be either cremated or have my body donated to science. I don't want to be buried. For one thing It's nothing but a waste of money to buy a $5000 box you're never gonna see again. And putting out a rock that costs $2000 is a waste too. But more personally, I'm claustrophobic as hell. So I don't like the idea of being locked in a box and having 6 feet of dirt piled on top of me. Thinking about it makes me start to have panic attacks.

Also, ever since I was a little kid I have had this irrational fear that even though your body is dead, your mind is still conscious. You can hear and could even see if your eyes were open. You could also think. But nothing else worked. And being locked up and buried away, would be something to drive a person to insanity. So burn me up, chop me up, but don't fucking bury me.
 
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stellabelle

stellabelle

ethereal
Dec 14, 2018
3,845
I’m fine with being cremated and shoved into a glitter box. Someone could leave it somewhere random for all I really care.