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Why don’t people like to talk about death?

There are many things that people don’t want to talk about or discuss with their friends and family. Things like money and death fall into that bracket. Maybe it’s not that they don’t want to, but more that they don’t know how to bring the subject up.

Due to this reason, death is something people don’t talk about enough, which can lead to feelings of isolation, loneliness and distress. From my own experience, I’ve not talked about this subject with any of my family really but I do think it’s important and as a nation we need to talk about it more.

A company called DeadHappy life insurance are trying to get more people across the UK talking about death and in particular their deathwishes. I really like the way they bring humour into the subject of death to make it easier to talk about. You may have simple deathwishes, like making sure someone takes the dog on a walk or you may have more intricate ones, such as making people who attend your funeral wear Star Wars attire!

DeadHappy are also on a mission to make life insurance as simple as it can be to make it easier for people to purchase. Did you know that over 8 million adults don’t have life insurance! Amazing isn’t it really when the unexpected could happen to anyone at anytime. You need to ensure that your family and loved ones aren’t left behind with nothing!

Make Your Deathwishes

If you’ve never really talked about death with your family, I’d suggest a good way to bring the subject up is to ask someone if they have any deathwishes or whether they’ve even thought about it. It’s a good question that will get people thinking about death but in a more positive way.

But first of all, you need to have a think about your own deathwishes. They could be very simple things or much more complex things but it’s important to make sure you know what they are. It may seem like you don’t need to think about this whilst your still young but no-one knows what the next day has in store for them!

Here’s some final wishes that people had upon their death. Evel Knievel died in 2007 and he made sure the 17,000 attendees to his funeral were given a show they wouldn’t forget, there were fireworks and much more!

Elizabeth Taylor was very well known as being fashionably late to many places she visited. When she died, her final wish was that her casket arrived at the funeral 15 minutes late and specified that the publicist had to say she was even late to her own funeral! A tongue in cheek moment to say the least.

Someone you probably won’t have heard of is Fredric Bauer, who invented the Pringles can. His last wish was for his children to store his ashes in a Pringles can, which they have honoured.

As you can see, there are many different types of deathwishes! One of my deathwishes would be to have mine and my wife’s wedding song played at my funeral. I’d also like a series of my worst photos displayed at my wake to make people smile and remember my wacky side!

Get Life Insurance

Another way to bring up the subject of death is to ask a family member if they have life insurance. If the answer to that question is no, then it’s a good time to suggest they take a look at securing a policy. I actually don’t have life insurance myself and I will be taking out a policy after writing this post because it’s made me realise how much I really do need it, especially with 3 kids that I would be leaving behind if the unexpected happened tomorrow!

For many people life insurance may seem like a waste of money and maybe that’s why so many in the UK don’t have a policy but I really do urge you to at least read into it more if you don’t have life insurance at the moment.

If you’re looking for a unique, simple and competitive life insurance policy then I definitely recommend heading over to DeadHappy. There website is brilliant and it couldn’t be simpler to get a policy with them!

If you already have life insurance, then I urge you to speak up and talk about death more with your loved ones. Whether this is to re-assure someone or get them thinking about their deathwishes, it’s a very important conversation!

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