Posts tagged #suicide
In the Soup

Why do we glorify the dead?  Did our impulse to amplify the character traits of dead people give birth to the heroes in our myths?   Embellishment does tend to make a story more interesting.  I suspect we exaggerate the details of the departed out of some sense of respect, and perhaps to lend meaning to our own lives before we join them. In either case, we owe it to ourselves to remember them honestly at some point.   

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