After completing the reading for this week, your assignment is to consider the following:
- Our culture(s) don’t just provide us with traditions and links to the past, they also shape our thoughts and cognitive frameworks. Look online to find 1 culture whose attitudes and customs surrounding death differ greatly from your own. Include a photo, video, or article link of this culture’s death/funeral traditions. Discuss the differences between how that culture and your own copes with death. What attitudes/language/practices/ideas can you borrow and apply from this culture’s approach to the way you process death?
- Define “death anxiety.” Discuss ways to reduce this form of anxiety and describe at least 1 you will commit to practicing on a routine basis.
Write a short answer response of about 1-2 paragraphs (minimum 150 words) about it.